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:
Tailored Schedule: The program's schedule of seven sessions per semester accommodates the demands of work and family while students complete the degree within 20 months.
Student Professionals: The degree is for working professionals preferably with at least two years work experience, though most graduates have accrued more years in their careers. Project-based courses enrich the student's learning experience and offer immediate returns to employers.
Diverse Backgrounds: The uniqueness of each student who joins the program creates a rich cohort of peers with diverse backgrounds and professional experiences.
Students come from a wide array of professions, including legal, business and scientific fields. They arrive to the program from companies ranging from small startups to industry-leading global corporations. Currently there are over 300 alumni employed throughout the world.
Companies With M.S. in Biotechnology Students or Alumni
Abbott Laboratories Inc.
Prospective StudentsBiotech at UW-Madison
Students & AlumniAlumni Success Stories