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

Fall 2023
(Terms I & II)

Monday, August 21

Saturday, October 14

October 18

Monday, October 16

Saturday, December 11

December 15

Spring 2024
(Terms I & II)

Tuesday, January 2

Saturday, February 24

February 28

Monday, February 26

Saturday, April 20

April 24

Summer 2024
(Terms I & II)

Monday, April 29

Saturday, June 22

June 26

Monday, June 24

Saturday, August 17

August 21

Fall 2024
(Terms I & II)

Monday, August 19

Saturday, October 12

October 16

Monday, October 14

Saturday, December 7

December 11


Fall 2024 Cohort

  • Applications open: January 2, 2024
  • Early Decision application deadline: April 5, 2024
  • Applications close: July 5, 2024
  • 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

    • Winter Break: 12/12/23 - 01/01/24
    • Spring Break: 4/21/24 – 4/28/24

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