Program Outcomes

Over the first three years of the program, 81% of students enrolled have graduated and 84% of our graduates have begun working in the biotechnology industry or enrolled in college to study science. Annual starting salaries of our recent graduates range from $34,000 to $56,000.

Our alumni have been hired full-time at companies on the North Shore, Boston, and Cambridge, including:

  • Dana-Farber Cancer Institute
  • Gloucester Marine Genomics Institute
  • Synlogic Therapeutics
  • Sherlock Biosciences
  • Takeda
  • UMass Medical School
  • Pandion Therapeutics
  • Bluefin Biomedicine
  • Brammer Bio

Gloucester Biotechnology Academy has established agreements with Salem State University and North Shore Community College to award credits to graduates of our program who are accepted into these institutions to pursue a degree in science.

Admissions Standards

Enrollment and success at Gloucester Biotechnology does not require formal training in the sciences. We will provide the basic science and math skills necessary to work with confidence in a technical lab setting.

In order to apply, students must have a high school diploma or passing scores on all sections of the High School Equivalency Test (HiSET) or General Education Development (GED) exam.

We consider the following factors in the admissions process:

    1. Aptitude and inclination for hands-on work
    2. Enthusiasm for science
    3. Ability to follow detailed instructions and complete tasks on schedule
    4. Willingness to learn new things
    5. Comfort working independently and as part of a team

Application Process

Applications for the Class of 2021 are being accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis. Tuition fees are $9,000 in addition to $400 in lab fees. Generous, need-based financial aid is available and 85% of our students receive support. In addition, a laptop computer is supplied to all enrolling students and gifted to graduates upon successful completion of the program.

Application Timeline

Late January

Open House and Application available on website

Late January through August

Rolling application period. Applications are assessed as they come in and decisions are made on the first of each month.


Classes begin

A complete application consists of the following:

    1. General Application Form
    2. Personal reflection describing why the applicant is a good candidate for the program (300 – 500 words)
    3. Two letters of recommendation from teachers, guidance counselors, and/or employers
    4. Official transcripts from all high schools and colleges attended
    5. Financial aid application (FAST Application)
    6. Interview

Please submit the documents listed above via regular mail or e-mail to:

Dr. John Doyle, Education Director
Gloucester Biotechnology Academy
55 Blackburn Center
Gloucester, MA 01930

978.491.5968 x202


You can also reach out to John Doyle to schedule a tour of the teaching lab.

Please direct questions related to tuition and financial aid to:

Jill Cluett, Director of Finance and Administration
978.879.4575 x108