Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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A simple admissions process.

Two steps. One contact.

The UW-Madison is a large university and we want to minimize red tape. That's why Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, is your direct contact for all things admissions.

Admissions? Contact Bryan

Bryan Husk
Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 265-0773

Application Deadline
Applications for fall semester are accepted until a full cohort of up to 28 students has committed to attend. Spaces are somestimes available for strong applicants until as late as June or July for domestic applicants, however, the cutoff date for international applicants is May 1st each year. There is no admission for spring semester.

Step 1: Apply to the Graduate School

Applications are only submitted online; paper copy applications are not available. Apply to the Graduate School online at the UW-Madison Graduate School web site:

The Graduate School's Online Application

The online application and $75 application fee must be submitted electronically to the Graduate School before you can be considered for admission.

  • Three Letters of Recommendation (can be initiated and processed online via the Graduate School online application)
  • A one- or two-page Statement of Purpose (uploaded via the Graduate School online application) that provides the following:
    A brief summary of your professional and academic background, a clear explanation of your short- and long-term professional goals, and a clear explanation of how the M.S. in Biotechnology degree will help you meet your goals. (Please be specific to the M.S. in Biotechnology degree.)

Important: Select Biotechnology (Program Code G040) as your Intended Major Field of Study.

Additional Graduate School resources:

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International Applicants:
There are additional requirements for applying. See our International Admissions page


Step 2: Send Materials to Our Program Office

Materials to send directly to the M.S. in Biotechnology Program:

  • Your official transcripts or academic records from each institution attended must be sent to the M.S. in Biotechnology Program from the issuing university.
  • Professional resumé (can be emailed to Bryan Husk)

Send the above materials to the following address:

Masters Degree in Biotechnology
505 Rosa Road, Suite 118
Madison, WI

If you have any questions about how to apply or about the status of your application, you should contact Bryan Husk.

Class of 2018 Schedule

Fall 2016 | Spring 2017
Fall 2017 | Spring 2018

Class of 2019 Schedule

Fall 2017 | Spring 2018
Fall 2018 | Spring 2019

Class of 2020 Schedule

Fall 2018 | Spring 2018
Fall 2019 | Spring 2020

At a Glance:
The Curriculum
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