Master the business side of science and technology to accelerate your career growth in our award-winning master's degree program in biotechnology.
In the Master of Science in biotechnology program at University of Maryland University College, you'll combine science and technology with business savvy to gain the ultimate skill set and maximum career flexibility. Whether you are new to the field, changing careers, or looking to move up in your current organization, look no further for a respected master's degree that can open doors for you on the cutting edge of biotechnology.
Featuring a hands-on project with a biotech company and symposia by industry leaders, our graduate biotechnology program has attracted national media attention and won awards for excellence in biotech education. Explore our specializations below to learn more.
These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2018–2019 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit the catalog archive in the Current Students section.
Program Admission Requirements
If you don't have a molecular biology background, you must either take a college-level molecular biology course or BIOT 601 prior to the required program core. BIOT 601 can be taken in your first semester along with BIOT 640.
The UMUC Professional Science Master's Mentoring Program has allowed me to really learn more about the biotechnology field, and I received an excellent mentor, who is now a friend of mine.
This program has received a special designation as a Professional Science Master's Degree by the Council of Graduate Schools.
About the Faculty
Our world-class faculty members combine academic credentials with a wealth of experience in the field.
Faculty members in this program hold or have recently held positions including
- Director of biodefense programs
- Patent holder for cancer therapy biotechnology
- Research fellow
- Senior national security analyst and bioterrorism expert
- President and chief scientific officer
Our faculty work or have worked at organizations including
- Center for Innovative Technology
- National Institutes of Health
- Microorganism research laboratory
- Private biotechnology company
James A. Coker
Program Chair, MS in Biotechnology Program
Vice Dean, Information and Technology Systems
Program Chair, Biotechnology, Biosecurity and Biodefense Specialization
Program Chair, MS in Biotechnology Program, Biotechnology Management Specialization