Learn about the program's unique curriculum, world-class faculty and convenient schedule. In just two years, you can earn your degree while still working full-time.
Richard Moss, Ph.D.
Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology and Graduate Studies
Executive Director and Co-founder, M.S. in Biotechnology Program
Kurt Zimmerman, M.S.
Director, Industry Engagement, SMPH
Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Bryan Husk, M.A.
Assistant Director, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
Michele Smith, MS SCT(ASCP)
Program Manager, Master of Science in Biotechnology Program
The Master of Science of Biotechnology Program brings together the expertise of the University of Wisconsin's world-class faculty, and the applied experience of the region's most successful biotechnology leaders from private industry.
Colleen Adams, MTSC
Director, Regulatory Affairs
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Dave Lewis, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (former)
Jessica Martin Eckerly, M.B.A., M.S.
CEO and Co-Founder
Michelle Venturini, M.B.A., SPHR
Scott Wildman, Ph.D.
UW Carbone Cancer Center
The M.S. in Biotechnology program has over 350 alumni since its first graduates in 2004.
Each year the value of the alumni network strengthens as more students graduate and grow their careers.
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Students earn their degree over four semesters in under two years.
|Year 1, Fall Semester (8 cr)
|Year 1, Spring Semester (8 cr)
|Year 2, Fall Semester (8 cr)
Commercialization & Product Delivery
|Year 2, Spring Semester (8 cr)
Career & Strategic Planning
Capstone Research Project (mentored independent thesis)
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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
Prospective StudentsBiotech at UW-Madison
Students & AlumniAlumni Success Stories