Master of Science in Biotechnology Program, UW-Madison

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  • Watch our Recorded Program Overview WebinarRecorded Tuesday, April 27th, 2021
    Natalie Betz, Associate Director, discusses features of the degree in just 25 minutes.
  • Watch Now: Alumni Insight - BiotechnologyWatch Now: The Alumni Panel Discussion from May 26, 2021
    Over a decade of M.S. in Biotechnology graduates share career experiences and advice.
  • Alumni Case Study: Kenyon Koeper, Class of 2019"I wanted a program that understood what a career in biotechnology looks like."
    - Associate Director of Project Management, Sarepta Therapeutics (Cambridge, MA)
  • Madison's Biotechnology Economic Forecast for 2021The pandemic has produced a staggering 52% increase in local biotech jobs.
  • Alumni Case Study: Tanesha Norris, Class of 2015"I gained skills and knowledge to accompany my ambition."
    - Senior Global Project Manager, Roche (Pleasanton, California)
  • UW-Madison and BiotechnologyA Global Leader in Transformative Science
  • Alumni Case Study: Michael Matter, Class of 2016"I was a scientist and became a leader in biotechnology."
    - Research Scientist, Exact Sciences Corporation (Madison, Wisconsin)
  • Alumni Case Study: Catherine Reville, Class of 2015"I wanted to know how biotechnology companies make decisions."
    - Director, Product Strategy - Life Sciences, McKesson (Houston, Texas)
  • Matthew Brieger, Class of 2016, MilliporeSigma"I was interested in pursuing management opportunities."
    - Project Management Supervisor, Regis Technologies (Chicago, Illinois)
Program Overview0 Alumni Insight: Biotechnology0 Alumni Case Study: Kenyon Koeper0 Madison's Biotechnology Economic Boom3 Alumni Case Study: Tanesha Norris, Class of 20156 UW-Madison and Biotechnology1 Alumni Case Study: Michael Matter, Class of 20165 Alumni Case Study: Catherine Reville, Class of 20154 Matthew Brieger, Class of 20168

University of Wisconsin - Madison's
Flagship Biotechnology Degree

The COVID-19 pandemic has demonstrated biotechnology's vital contribution to human health and well-being. Expand your professional opportunites as a leader in this industry.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology offers:

  1. Exclusive evening/weekend courses that allow you to work full-time while enrolled
  2. A completed degree in less than two years
  3. An unmatched curriculum that weaves together topics in science, business and law
  4. Project-based learning that brings the "big picture" of life science product development and commercialization into clear focus
  5. A proven opportunity to significantly advance your career
  6. An extensive professional network and lifelong community

The curriculum at a glance