Master of Science in Biotechnology

Master of Science in Biotechnology


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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Program at a Glance

  • Credits to Graduate: 35-credit hours
  • Program Length: 12 months/1 year
  • GMAT/GRE or Waiver: GMAT/GRE not required
  • Tuition: $950 per credit hour

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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 2023-2024


Start Date

Finish Date

Final Grades Posted

Spring 2023
(Terms I & II)

Monday, Jan. 2

Saturday, Feb. 25

March 1

Monday, Feb. 27

Saturday, April 22

April 26

Summer 2023
(Terms I & II)

Monday, May 1

Saturday, June 24

June 28

Monday, June 26

Saturday, Aug. 21

Aug. 23

Fall 2023
(Terms I & II)

Monday, Aug. 21

Saturday, Oct. 16

Oct. 20

Monday, Oct. 16

Saturday, Dec. 9

Dec. 13

Spring 2024 (Terms I & II)

Tuesday, Jan. 2

Saturday, Feb. 24

Feb. 28


Monday, Feb. 26

Saturday, April 20

April 24



Fall 2023 Cohort

  • Applications open: January 1, 2023
  • Applications close: July 14, 2023
  • Early decision: April 1, 2023
  • Classes begin: August 21, 2023

Interviews will take place on a rolling basis as completed applications are received and reviewed by the admissions committee. *Interviews are not guaranteed.

Scheduled Breaks

  • Spring Break: 4/24/23 - 5/1/23
  • Winter Break: 12/10/23-1/1/24

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