Whether your experience is in healthcare, agriculture, or manufacturing, you can earn your Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology online and advance your career. You’ll acquire a foundation in the principles and techniques of biotechnology and choose one or more specialization tracks to match your career goals.

  • Business Management: Explore marketing fundamentals and commercialization strategies for diverse areas of biotechnology, including pharmaceutical marketing, B2B marketing, and examine the importance of supply chain relevant to a variety of processes specific to biotechnology.
  • Quality Assurance and Compliance: Learn to ensure quality standards are met, from discovery to production. Examine key regulatory agencies and practices within the highly-regulated and diverse biotechnology industry. Examine case studies of biotech industries, product design and clinical trials, and methods to ensure consumer and environmental protection.
  • Research and Development: Explore strategies in evaluating and implementing new products within diverse areas of biotechnology including agriculture, industrial, medical, and environmental. Learn to evaluate scientific discovery and market value, navigate patent, intellectual property, and licensing requirements, and balance business growth with innovation. 

You’ll have the opportunity to complete a project for an actual workplace or professional setting and apply what you’ve learned to real-world problems. With an advanced degree in applied biotechnology, you can be part of the exciting growth in the biotechnology field.

Total cost of the program is $26,350*. Be sure to ask your Admission Specialist how you can reduce this cost with transfer credits or professional credentials.

*Subject to change without notice.

The Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology is earned by completing 31 graduate credits.

Core Courses

  • Ethics, Safety, and Regulatory Environments in Biotechnology
  • Experimental Design and Analysis in Biotechnology
  • Leadership in Organizations
  • Principles of Biotechnology
  • Professional and Technical Communication in Biotechnology
  • Techniques in Biotechnology

Tailor your education to best suit your career goals with courses based on your selected area of specialization.

Business Management

  • Biotechnology Marketing and Entrepreneurship
  • Global Operations and Supply Chain Management
  • Quality and Project Management

Quality Assurance and Compliance

  • Industrial Applications in Regulatory Affairs
  • Quality Control and Validation
  • Regulatory Compliance and Regulation

Research and Development

  • Assessing Innovation in Biotechnology
  • Product Development
  • Tools for Data Analysis

To be considered for admission, you'll need:

  • Bachelor's degree from a regionally or nationally accredited institution that meets UW Systems standards and is recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Official college transcripts
  • Two semesters college-level biology with lab and/or chemistry with lab experience
  • Your resume and two letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement of up to 1,000 words describing your motivation to pursue this degree and what you will bring to the biotechnology field
  • No GRE or GMAT is required

International degrees are considered on an individual basis. For complete information, view the full admission requirements.

To ensure an admission decision by the semester you intend to start on your degree, you'll want to submit your application and supporting materials by:

  • Spring: December 1
  • Summer: April 15
  • Fall: July 15

You may be eligible to receive one of the following scholarships: