Now Accepting Applications for Fall 2013
The Master of Science in Biotechnology Program is accepting applications for Fall 2013 admission. In its eigth year now, the program is a two-year degree for working professionals interested in careers of greater leadership and responsibility. Appropimately twenty-six students will be accepted and admission is competitive. Applying early is to the applicant's advantage. If you have any questions, please contact us.
2010 Commencement Information
The M.S. in Biotechnology Program graduated it's seventh group of students on May 14th, 2010. The program's commencement ceremony was hosted by our corporate partner, the Biopharmaceutical Technology Center Institute (BTCI) on the Promega Corporation campus, and highlighted invited comments by Congresswoman Tammy Baldwin.
Highlights from 2008 Commencement w/ Governor Jim Doyle
The M.S. in Biotechnology Program celebrated it's fifth class of graduating students receiving their degrees with well-wishes presented by none other than State of Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle.
Recent Graduate Launches Biotechnology Company
Scott Schneider, recent graduate of the Class of 2005 and chief operating officer for aOvaTechnologies, has been working hard to capitalize on his business experience as a chicken farmer by developing a cutting-edge biotechnology company. His company, aOvaTechnologies, uses eggs to incubate and affordably produce a specialized protein that could replace controversial antibiotics used to raise livestock today.
M.S. in Biotechnology Student Published in Science
Michael Bechner, class of 2005, appeared in the October 2004 issue of Science in a paper studying the genetic make up of the marine diatom Thalassiosira pseudonana. Mr. Bechner currently works as an Associate Research Scientist in the Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics with the UW-Madison Biotechnology Center.
Prospective Student Booklet Available for Download
A new 12-page print-quality booklet for students interested in joining the M.S. in Biotechnology Program is now available online. Learn about the program's world-class faculty, its innovative curriculum and flexible class format, and discover how this unique experience can expand your career possibilities.
Our recent graduating class traveled to Uganda for two weeks in March 2004 to study a variety of biotechnology topics, including agricultural, social and health issues.
Madison Magazine Feature Article
The June 2004 issue of Madison Magazine explains how our students chose the M.S. in Biotechnology degree and why our recent graduates are catching the attention of industry leaders.
Class of 2004 Commencement
The program's inaugural class celebrated graduation on Saturday, May 15.
Peter D. Spear, Provost and Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs, and Carl E. Gulbrandsen, Managing Director for the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation, provided keynote well wishes.
Rick Moss and Gail Robertson, co-founders of the M.S. in Biotechnology program, led the day's events highlighted by the conferring of degrees to each student.
Corporate Report WI Notes Career Achievement
The April 2004 issue of Corporate Report WI compares emerging professional programs to traditional degrees such as the M.B.A. The article highlights students' recent career advances and the role of the M.S. in Biotechnology program in their achievement.
A recent article in Greater Madison "InBusiness" featured the M.S. in Biotech Program and its targeted role in students discuss reasons for enrolling in the program, their career goals, and the potential for entrepreneurship.
Learning Technology Grant Awarded
A campus grant for nearly $20,000 was awarded to the M.S. in Biotechnology Program to develop a web-based video conferencing tool for group project collaboration.
Online Video Available
Complete coverage of "The Faces of Biotechnology," the March 31, 2003 panel discussion featuring the program's students, is now available for online viewing. Over 50 minutes of short clips have been arranged for your convenience.
A Preview of Future Biotech CEO's?
The March 31 "Faces of Biotechnology" panel discussion featuring the students of the M.S. in Biotechnology program highlighted our students' ambitions, leading some to ask if this was a preview of future biotechnology CEO's.
A feature article appeared in the Business Journal of Milwaukee highlighting the accomplishments of our students and the positive employment outlook they bring to the state's economy.