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University of Maryland University College

Graduate School, Master of Science in Biotechnology - Biosecurity and Biodefense


3501 University Boulevard East




United States





Program Information

Degree Offered

Master of Science in Biotechnology - Biosecurity and Biodefense

Format: Online

Program Description:

UMUC's Master of Science in Biotechnology seeks to provide a thorough grounding in management and policy issues unique to the biotechnology industry. Graduates of the program, regardless of their level of prior technical education, will have a greater grasp of the technologies currently in use in the biotechnology industry. They will understand the regulatory role of federal and state governmental agencies as well as international bodies and professional groups. They will also gain a deeper understanding of the "business of biotechnology," including financial, strategic, and human resource management in the industry. The specialization in biosecurity and biodefense covers a wide spectrum of subjects including agents of bioterrorism, threat analysis and response and biodefense and information technology.


Accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and certified by the State Council for Higher Education in Virginia. UMUC is a constituent institution of the University System of Maryland.

Tuition & Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offered: No

Classification: Master's Colleges & Universities I

Institution Sector: Public

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000 and above