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.
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PLEASE NOTE: Due to overwhelming interest, International Admissions is CLOSED for Fall 2019, however you can begin your application for Fall 2020.
International students applying to the program should follow the standard admissions procedures indicated on the program's Admissions page. There are also additional requirements that must be met for international student applications to be given consideration.
Applications will not be considered by the M.S. in Biotechnology program until all pre-admission requirements have been met.
After applicants initiate their application to the Graduate School, they receive a confirmation email with a link for checking their online application status. This is where applicants can confirm the status of additional requirements (pre- and post-admission).
All applicants are required to submit a one- to two-page Statement of Purpose with their application. It is important to clearly state your career goals and concisely address how you believe this program's industry-focused curriculum will help you achieve those career goals.
Applied work experience is highly regarded by the admissions committee, thus applicants should note any related work in the field of biotechnology (employed positions, summer internships, etc.).
Please be specific with the reasons why you believe you are a good fit for this degree program. Simply being "interested in biotechnology" or believing "biotechnology is the future" is not sufficient for consideration.
International student applications will not be considered until required English language test scores have been electronically submitted to the university. International applicants who studied at universities where all courses were taught in English may be exempt from the English language testing requirement; contact Bryan Husk for further clarification.
Test scores must be less than two years old as of the start of the admission term and electronically sent to UW-Madison/Department using code 1846.
The Graduate School's Required Minimum Test Scores:
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Minimum Score Required
Once the Graduate School has received all the information they require, and once the M.S. in Biotechnology program has received all the materials required to be sent to the program office (see standard admissions), international applications will be given consideration for admission.
If an international student has been interviewed and accepted for admission by the M.S. in Biotechnology program, there are further requirements that must be fulfilled with the Graduate School in order to attend the UW-Madison.
Follow the Online Status Check Page
Continue to follow your online status check page for the duration of the process. All communication with the Graduate School should take place through MyUW.
International students attending the M.S. in Biotechnology Program are eligibile for traditional hourly work within the restrictions of their student visa, typically an F-1 visa.
Detailed information about F-1 student visa employment restrictions are can be found on UW-Madison International Student Services web site.
The Graduate School provides a "Frequently Asked Questions" page that offers answers to common questions about admission to the university.
If you have any further questions, you should contact Bryan Husk , Assistant Director (see below).
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