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.
Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
Associate Director and Faculty Instructor
Master of Science in Biotechnology
Dave Lewis, Ph.D.
Chief Scientific Officer (former)
UW Carbone Cancer Center
The M.S. in Biotechnology program has over 300 alumni since its first graduates in 2004.
Each year the value of the alumni network strengthens as more students graduate and grow their careers.
Alumni by Graduating Class:
This course is a Capstone experience that challenges students to integrate and apply everything they've learned in the program to this point.
You'll participate with your colleagues in classroom activities focused on important global challenges in biotechnology today.
You'll also conduct independent research on a global issue that's potentially beneficial to your career and employer.
Through this advanced course, you'll deepen your understanding of new technologies, broaden your awareness of international ethics and regulatory issues, and discover new opportunities for collaboration and entrepreneurship.
Here are some of the topics taught in this course:
Session 1: Introduction to Advanced Biotechnology and Global Prospective; Capstone Project Aims Workshop; Sample Collection for Microbiome Analysis
Session 2: Successful Commercialization of Healthcare Innovations (Beyond Regulatory Approval)
Session 3: Generating and Engineering Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells (Cell Differentiation for Disease Models and Cell Therapeutics)
Session 4: Small Group Presentations and Discussions on Capstone Research Projects
Session 5: Life Science Tools â€“ Bioprocess Development and Production
Session 6: Functional Genomics and Microbiome Analysis
Session 7: Class Project Presentations and Final Papers Due
Prospective StudentsBiotech at UW-Madison
Students & AlumniAlumni Success Stories