Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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Course Descriptions

Capstone Research Project


  • Natalie Betz, Ph.D.
  • Scott Fulton, M.S.
  • Ben Seffrood M.B.A., M.S.
  • Cheryl Vickroy, M.B.A.
  • Susan LaBelle, M.B.A.
  • Laura Strong, Ph.D.
  • Jessica Martin Eckerly, M.B.A., M.S.
  • The Capstone Research Project is an independent thesis project performed by students during their final semester in the program. Students are mentored by a pair of assigned faculty, one who serves as a business advisor and the other as a scientific advisor.

    The final capstone thesis paper requires students to demonstrate a full and complete understanding of their work in the program by requiring them to identify a global problem and perform an integrated analysis and proposal for a comprehensive development plan to refine a technology discovery addressing the identified problem.

    Students are provided a detailed outline highlighting key points of consideration for this challenging thesis and direct support is offerred by their business and scientific faculty mentors. Students produce a fifty-page paper of their research and conduct a fifteen minute presentation of their work at the conclusion of the semester.

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    Bryan Husk
    Assistant Director
    Phone: (608) 265-0773
    Contact Bryan Husk, Assistant Director, M.S. in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison
    Class of 2021 Schedule

    Fall 2019 | Spring 2020
    Fall 2020 | Spring 2021

    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