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LOR Samples for MS in Biotechnology- Vital Aspects

Updated on 08 November, 2023

Pragya Sharma

Pragya Sharma

Sr. Content Editor

Why is Biotechnology a great career option for the future? 

Before delving deeper into LOR samples for MS in biotechnology, students should get an idea of the field’s prospects. Biotechnology is one of the fastest-growing professional fields worldwide, with the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics forecasting a growth rate of 7% for employment openings between 2018 and 2028. According to Payscale, the average salary for a biotechnologist is $84,000 annually. Some of the job roles and average salaries include the following: 

  • Research Scientist- $57-122,000 
  • Research Associate, Biotechnology- $47-81,000 
  • Senior Research Scientist, Biotechnology- $81-146,000 
  • Associate Research Scientist- $50-93,000 
  • Principal Scientist- $98-157,000 

Other job roles include biochemists, biophysicists, biomedical engineers, microbiologists, agricultural engineers, epidemiologists, soil and plant scientists, and animal scientists. 

Documents Required for Admission 

Gaining admission to an MS in Biotechnology requires the following documents to be submitted: 

  • Academic transcripts, including undergraduate degree scores and adherence to minimum GPA requirements.
  • LORs (letters of recommendation). 
  • GMAT/GRE scores if required by the institution. 
  • English language proficiency scores (IELTS/TOEFL)  are required by many institutions globally. 
  • SOP (Statement of Purpose), if required by the institution. 

LOR sample for MS in Biotechnology 

There are a few core components of LOR samples for MS in biotechnology. An illustrative sample is outlined below:

To Whom This May Concern, 

It is my pleasure to recommend Mr. (candidate name) for the MS in Biotechnology program at (institution name), having taught (him) for (number of years) at the (program name) at (institution name), where I am employed as the (designation). 

I have closely worked with (candidate name) on an innovative research project observing his natural leadership skills, appetite for knowledge, data-oriented outlook, teamwork, and pleasant personality. The project involved extensive lab work and field studies in his second semester.  

He has been the class topper for the entire program duration, having ranked at the highest spot for my modules. He has also been a driving force behind the organization of seminars and conferences at the institution while demonstrating his natural aptitude for biotechnology, particularly in genetics and biochemistry, where he has come up with research papers with excellent findings in his final year. He will positively contribute to any institution with his) foundation in biotechnology and unique research interests. I strongly recommend him for this program at your institution and wish him all the best for his future. 

For further inquiries, you may contact me at (phone number). 

Best, 

Signature, 

Date, 

Mobile Number, 

Email Address 

Frequently Asked Questions

How much LOR is needed for MS in Canada?

Pursuing an MS in Canada requires students to abide by varying admission requirements. Many institutions require a minimum of two letters of recommendation (LORs) for master’s courses, while some may ask for more. 

Is letterhead necessary for LOR for MS?

A letterhead of the institution and department is necessary for an academic LOR given by a professor or teacher. For a professional LOR, an organizational letterhead is also necessary. 

Pragya Sharma

Sr. Content Editor

Pragya Sharma is a content developer and marketer with 6.5+ years of experience in the education industry. She started her career as a social media copywriter for NIELIT, Ministry of Electronics & IT, and has now scaled up as a 360-degree content professional well-versed with the intricacies of digital marketing and different forms of content used to drive and hook the target audience. She is also a co-author of 2 stories in an anthology based on the theme- women empowerment.

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