The growing demand for the development and optimization of processes in sectors such as industry, food, agriculture, health, and molecular diagnostics has fostered the incorporation of biotechnological techniques for the creation of new products and services.
 In this way, the development of biotechnological processes benefits a large segment of the population given its wide range of application.

Graduates from the Master of Science in Biotechnology from Tecnológico de Monterrey are able to work in academic, scientific, and industrial environments, as well as in the creation of knowledge

To train high-level professionals in the area of biotechnology who are committed to their communities and who are aware of the need to create new sustainable technologies with a spirit of entrepreneurship and innovation.

Top quality graduate program that allows the student to acquire a holistic vision of the field of biotechnology not only from a basic science standpoint, but also from applied science.

Students that graduate from this program are highly recognized for their ability to conduct high-impact research and develop sustainable technology that is both socially and economically beneficial.  

 The academic program’s faculty is made up of research professors where almost the majority belongs to Mexico’s National System of Researchers (SNI, Spanish).

Tecnológico de Monterrey holds accreditations such as: SACS*, CIEES, SEP, and CONACYT**.

* Tecnológico de Monterrey is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (+1) 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Tecnológico de Monterrey

** See the accreditation’s validity of our programs and their benefits in accordance with CONACYT’s provisions, at Mexico’s National Quality Graduate Programs official website.

Students with an undergraduate degree from areas related to biotechnology, biology, chemistry, biochemistry, chemical engineering, biochemical engineering, food engineering, medicine, and nutrition, among others.

Comply with the comprehensive evaluation required in the admission process, through an interview conducted by the admissions committee of the graduate program. In addition, the following is necessary:

  • Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree Certificate, where the following information is indicated:
          a. The overall GPA.
          b. Completion date of all the subjects of the study plan.
  •  Simple copy of the Bachelor´s degree and/or Master's degree.
  • Motivation letter or essay in which the candidate explains the reasons for his or her interest in the program, his or her potential contribution to it and the area in which he or she wishes to develop professionally with a research project.
  • Curriculum vitae.
  • Two letters of recommendation in the institutional format, from employers or professors.
  • Obtain at least 585 points in the adaptive version of the Postgraduate Studies Admission Test (PAEP) or its equivalent in other exams authorized by the Institution.
  • Obtain at least 550 points in the TOEFL exam or its equivalent in the other exams authorized by the Institution as an instrument for assessing the sufficiency of English language proficiency.

* The admission process may change without prior notice from the Admissions Committee
 ** Admission is the first step: then you can enroll in your graduate program of interest.


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  • Work in the areas of research and development of new products and biotechnological processes.
  • Have the necessary skills to pursue a doctoral program in areas related to biotechnology.

The three Lines of Generation and Application of Knowledge (LGAK) were defined according to the academic program development and the needs of research training at a national and international level 

Those three lines are: 

  • Food and nutrigenomics biotechnology. 
  • Bioprocess engineering 
  • Pharmaceutical and medical biotechnology.

The overall objective of the program is to train the graduates from the Master of Science in Biotechnology as scientists able to produce innovative knowledge to establish cutting-edge technologies relevant for the biotechnological sector, with special emphasis in food, pharmaceutical, bioprocess engineering and life sciences areas. Additionally, Research Groups with Strategic Focus (RGSF) associated with the academic program promote the development of research topics in the three lines of knowledge mentioned above.