University of Maryland University College

Graduate School

Master of Science in Biotechnology Studies



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Biotechnology Studies

Format: Online

Program Description:

UMUC's Master of Science in Biotechnology Studies - Biosecurity and Biodefense program produces graduates who have a greater grasp of the technologies currently in use in the biotechnology industry and have increased knowledge of bioinformatics. The curriculum requires 36 credits of coursework and is divided into 15 credits of required program core coursework, and 21 credits of required coursework, including a 3-credit capstone course, from one of the program specializations. Students with any educational background can enter this program but those without a molecular biology background are required to take a college level molecular biology course prior to the required program core. This specialization 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.

Facts & Figures

Classification: Master's College or University I

Locale: Large Suburb

Size & Settings: 20,000-39,999

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