University of Central Florida

College of Medicine

Biotechnology MS


University Tower, Room 320

PO Box 160112

Orlando, FL 32826

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

M.S. - Biotechnology P.S.M - Biotechnology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Master of Science in Biotechnology program in the College of Medicine will prepare students to function in the industrial biotechnology environment. This program is designed to give students broad knowledge and training in the scientific and practical aspects of biotechnology. It involves innovative, hands-on and multidisciplinary learning approaches to educate and train students in scientific aspects of biotechnology. The courses and research training required of all students in this program are designed to develop independent thinking, team work and communication skills, which are highly desirable in the biotechnology industry. Students will be provided an industrial perspective and an understanding of product development at the same time as they are trained in the biotechnology techniques required for such development. The Professional Science Master's in Biotechnology in the College of Medicine will prepare students with practical training through biotechnology laboratory courses and an internship in a laboratory environment that requires understanding of scientific concepts. The program is designed for individuals who desire to work in health and science-based professions or government careers, where workforce needs are increasing. Students have the option to obtain a Graduate Certificate in Technology Ventures.


The University of Central Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award degrees at the associate, baccalaureate, master's, specialist and doctoral levels. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Central Florida.

International Student Requirements:

To expedite the application process, international applicants should submit all documents (application, test scores, letters of recommendation, transcripts, etc.) under the same name, preferably the name as it is listed on the official passport. International students are not eligible for nondegree/certificate status unless they hold an eligible visa. Additional information regarding immigration processes and transition to the UCF community is available from the International Services Center. International applicants are encouraged to begin the application process early. Also, international applicants should ensure that all application requirements, including those required to issue an I-20, are received by the stated application deadline. Only official documentation is accepted and it is the student's responsibility to submit all documents by the application deadline.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Intensive

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 40,000+

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