Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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Class of 2022 Schedule

Fall 2020 | Spring 2021
Fall 2021 | Spring 2022

Class of 2023 Schedule

Fall 2021 | Spring 2022
Fall 2022 | Spring 2023

Class of 2024 Schedule

Fall 2022 | Spring 2023
Fall 2023 | Spring 2024

Course Descriptions

Year I, Fall Semester: Technology Assessment

The program begins with an emphasis on technology assessment. In addition to these courses, you'll work as part of a team on a semester-long technology assessment project that puts everything you've learned into practice. 8 credits total.

Year I, Spring Semester: Product Development

In the second semester, you'll build on previous coursework and gain in-depth exposure to regulatory affairs, quality assurance and biomanufacturing. 8 credits total.

Year II, Fall Semester: Market Assessment and Product Delivery

The three courses in this semester provide an overview of drug discovery and the process of taking new technologies to market. By blending science and business, you'll gain a solid understanding of the complex management issues that can arise. 8 credits total.

Year II, Spring Semester: Frontiers and Strategic Planning

The unlimited potential of biotechnology comes with complex scientific, business and management challenges. In this final semester, you'll complete a fully integrated capstone project that spans all three courses. You'll select a technology, assess its business potential and explore the management issues that define its potential as a marketable product. 8 credits total.

Tori Barron, Class of 2005 Featured Alumni Case Study

"I feel confident in my abilities to translate innovation and discovery into quality of life."

Tori Sampsell, Class of 2005
Vice President of Product Management
CultureTrax, a Cellara company

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Contact Bryan

Bryan Husk
Assistant Director
Phone: (608) 265-0773
Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison