Master of Science in Biotechnology

Master of Science in Biotechnology

About MSBT Program

The Master of Science in Biotechnology degree provides a foundation in the scientific and business components needed to advance biotechnologies. The goal of the MSBT program is to develop comprehensive knowledge in bioscience, core technologies, and knowledge in bioscience, core technologies, and entrepreneurial strategies used to support biotechnology enterprises. This 35-credit hour, 12-month online degree is designed to give students the flexibility to pursue advance training in biotechnology by offering comprehensive coursework and training needed for career advancement.

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College graduates interested in advancing their careers in biotechnology with a minimum of a bachelor’s degree.


This 35-credit hour MSBT degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in the biotechnology industry including government, academic, laboratories, and private sector that serve as a pathway to advance training via online learning. The program offers students a unique combination of courses in biosciences, regulatory affairs, entrepreneurship, and project management. 



New discoveries in biotechnology are transforming life as we know it. This field intersects biology and technology that leads new product development designed to enrich lives. From drug development to the production of biologics, plant and animal science to medical devices—biotechnology is everywhere. Biotechnology addresses many global problems such as climate change, aging, health equity, food production, and infectious disease to name a few.  As a result, job growth of the biotechnology workforce is one of the fastest growing sectors globally (Bureau of Labor Statistics).


Online Course Calendar 2022


Start Date

Finish Date

Final Grades Posted

Fall 2021
(Terms I & II)

Monday, Aug. 23 Saturday, October 16 October 21
Monday, October 18 Saturday, Dec. 11 December 16

Spring 2022
(Terms I & II)

Monday, Jan. 3 Saturday, Feb. 26 March 3 
Monday, Feb. 28 Saturday, April 23 April 28

Summer 2022
(Terms I & II)

Monday, May 2 Saturday, June 25 June 30
Monday, June 27 Saturday, Aug. 20 Aug. 25


New cohorts begin each fall and spring semester.   

  • Fall Cohort details 
    • Applications Open Jan. 1 
    • Close July 16 
  • Spring Cohort details 
    • Open Jan 1 
    • Close Nov. 15
  • Classes begin: Jan 3


This program will teach individuals who are currently working or aspiring to work in the field of biotechnology to advance their careers.

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