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.
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.
AgTech Products Inc.
American Consulting Inc.
Aurora Healthcare Inc.
Biotechnology Center, UW-Madison
Blood Center of Southeastern Wisconsin
Cell Line Genetics
CIBC World Markets
Dept. of Biochemistry, UW-Madison
Dept. of Genetics, UW-Madison
Dept. of Horticulture, UW-Madison
Dept. of Pharmacology, UW-Madison
Dept. of Psychiatry, UW-Madison
Dow Chemical Corporation
FUJIFILM Cellular Dynamics International
Genome Center of Wisconsin
Genome International Corp.
Greenbrier & Russel
Johnson & Johnson
LaFollette, Godfrey & Kahn LLC
Laboratory for Molecular and Computational Genomics, UW-Madison
McArdle Laboratory for Cancer Research, UW-Madison
MiniTube of America
Monsanto Corp., Agracetus Campus
Monsanto Corp., Protein Technologies
National Primate Research Center, UW-Madison
Novagem, EMD Biosciences
Pharmaceutical Product Development (PPD)
Pierce Biotechnology Inc.
Platypus Technologies Inc.
Scientific Protein Labs (SPL)
St. Mary's Hospital
School of Medicine and Public Health, UW-Madison
School of Pharmacy, UW-Madison
Spectrum Research Inc.
Standard Process Inc.
U.S. Dept. of Agriculture
University of Wisconsin Hospitals and Clinics
Virtual Care Provider Inc.
WiCell Research Institute
Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation
Wisconsin Entrepreneur's Network
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