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We train master's students in the real world knowledge and skills necessary to be successful in the laboratoryand at the interview table. And we've been doing it for more than 20 years.

Pillars of Excellence

Experiential and Applied
Reality is messy, but you can prepare for it. With focused courses, labs and paid internships, learn how to apply what you know to real-world problems and fast-track your career.

Accelerated, Immersive and Collaborative
Solve problems in a fast-paced team environment while honing the communication and collaborative skills managers are looking for.

Cutting Edge
Collaboration with industry ensures our curriculum is relevant and current, preparing you for a career in today’s technical sectors.

Relationship Focused
People matter. Our relationships with students, alumni and company partners allow us to evolve, grow and have an impact on people’s lives - and their careers. When you build community, everything else follows.

Why It’s Special

Hear from students, alumni, staff and corporate partners on why they value the program’s innovative training model and how the program has brought them individual and organizational success.

Program Testimonial: Kara McDonough

Kara McDonough, an alumna of the optics track, found applying theoretical concepts directly to projects in the lab helped keep her engaged. Now she’s applying what she learned to her job as a hardware engineer at Ouster, a start-up focused on LiDAR technology for self-driving cars.

98%

Students who have completed 9-month paid internships since 1998

$64,300

Average annualized internship compensation for offers in past year

90%

Graduates who are employed in their field within three months

Intern Spotlight

Meredith Melendez

Meredith Melendez
Thermo Fisher Scientific

Blake Bordokas

Blake Bordokas
Serán BioScience

Lauren Stiles

Lauren Stiles
HRL Laboratories

Severiano Villarruel

Severiano Villaruel
Genentech

Rachael Gitnes

Rachael Gitnes
Nanohmics

Courtney Morato
Alumni Spotlight: Courtney Morato

Today, I am a portfolio program manager for research and development, where I work with many different groups throughout the company to figure out what new technology we should turn into a product, and then lead that project from concept to final product! …READ MORE

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