The Master of Science in Biotechnology Program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison is an ideal solution for professionals in the biotechnology industry seeking positions of greater responsibility, leadership or security. Drawing on the resources of a world-class university, the M.S. in Biotechnology is intended for practicing scientists, technical professionals, attorneys and business strategists seeking a cross-functional understanding of biotechnology without having to interrupt their careers to pursue studies full time.
The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:
- A curriculum like no other that integrates topics in science, business and law
- Powerful skills that bring the "big picture" of life science product development into clear focus
- Exclusive evening/weekend courses allowing you to work full-time while enrolled, and
- A completed degree in less than two years
Students meet on-site every other week (7x per semester) for classes taught on Thursday evening, Friday all day, and Saturday morning. This unique schedule is designed to accommodate students' work and family obligations while enrolled full-time.
Year 1, Fall Semester
Focus: Technology Assessment
* Intellectual Property, Patents & Licensing
* Business Fundamentals for Biotechnology
* Biotechnology Regulation and Ethics
* Molecular Technologies I
Year 1, Spring Semester
Focus: Product Development
* Biotechnology Operations
* Molecular Technologies II
Year 2, Fall Semester
Focus: Market Assessment and Product Delivery
* Early Drug Discovery
* Business of Biotechnology: Commercialization Pathways
* Molecular Technologies III
Year 2, Spring Semester
Focus: Frontiers and Strategic Planning
* Advanced Biotechnology: Global Perspectives
* Business of Biotechnology: Sustaining Growth
* Project Management and Leadership
The degree meets the accreditation standards granted to the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the School of Medicine and Public Health.
International Student Requirements:
International students must have the required work experience and must also meet the minimum admission policies set by the Graduate School at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.