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:
Hear Natalie Betz, Associate Director, tell about the M.S. in Biotechnology program. Details on curriculum, career outcomes, and the application process will be shared.
Watch the "Alumni Insight: Biotechnology" May 26, 2021 webinar featuring six M.S. in Biotechnology alumni from 2009 to 2021 discussing strategies for career success in the biotechnology industry.
The advanced degree for the biotech industry
The M.S. in Biotechnology degree at the UW-Madison is a two-year interdisciplinary program with exclusive evening/weekend courses designed for working professionals. Success in biotechnology demands cross-functional expertise and global vision. Graduates are prepared to accelerate their careers with these skills. Courses are conveniently sited off campus at the University Research Park.
Benefit to employers
The program's innovative curriculum integrates topics in science, business, regulatory policy and law and prepares students to lead the development and commercialization of new biotechnology products. Project-based courses enrich the student's learning experience and offer immediate returns to employers.
Applicants with work experience are preferred, but a wide variety of professionals are admitted, including scientists, clinicians, attorneys, project managers, engineers, IT professionals, and sales and business associates. The student cohort diversity parallels real-world teams encountered in the biotechnology industry.
Courses are team taught by a combination of university experts and private industry leaders, providing a valuable blend of theoretical and functional knowledge that students can apply immediately to their careers. Complementing the core faculty is an extensive list of world-renowned guest speakers that offer students invaluable networking opportunities.
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