Biotechnology Master’s Degree Program

Application Submissions for Fall 2021 Now Open

Our accelerated full-time Master of Science in Biotechnology program will provide you with excellent training for your future career in biomedical or medical sciences. The biotechnology courses in this nine-month program are designed for discovery. They range from core biomedical science classes, laboratory practica and experimental design to communications and biomedical research strategies. Biotechnology program students also participate in interprofessional education though a University course. The work is translational and hands-on and relevant to this growing field, giving you the knowledge and the skill set to be competitive and successful after graduation in entering doctoral programs in research or health care, or to secure a job in private industry or academia.

Discover the Master of Science in Biotechnology

Lab scientist using a pipette

The Master of Science in Biotechnology (MSB) is an accelerated nine-month non-thesis research and laboratory training program designed to prepare students for careers in research-related fields, education, and/or graduate or professional school. This flexible degree program is designed for students with earned bachelor’s degrees that are interested in furthering their scientific education and may not want to commit to a traditional two-year MS program. There are three tracks in the Program including:

  1. Pre-professional
  2. Research
  3. Education

The customized curriculum helps students meet their career and professional goals. Students will participate in hands-on laboratory courses designed to cover the common and most important techniques and methods employed in research today.


Why Should I Pursue a Master of Science in Biotechnology?

Biotechnology graduate career options

  • Employment opportunities for scientists are expected to increase for the next several years, according to the U.S. Department of Labor.
  • Ninety-five percent of our graduates find work at university laboratories and biotechnology or pharmaceutical organizations or pursue advanced degrees in science (PhD) or medicine (MD, DDS, DO or PharmD).
  • About 60 percent of our graduates go on to medical or dental school.
  • About 20 percent of our graduates go on to a PhD program.
  • Graduates can become laboratory instructors or managers, and they may also pursue further education to become high school or college science teachers.


Quick Facts: Biotechnology Master’s Program
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2 Semesters

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Tuition, fees and aid

  • Complete tuition and fee information is available here.
  • We have a limited number of scholarships for the program, including academic and diversity-based scholarships. You will automatically be considered for these scholarships if you apply by the priority deadline.