In the Master of Science in biotechnology program at University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll combine science and technology with business savvy to gain the ultimate skill set and maximum career flexibility. The program features a hands-on project with a biotech company and symposia by industry leaders to give you real-world experience and perspectives. Whether you are new to the field, changing careers, or looking to move up in your current organization, this program can open doors for you on the cutting edge of biotechnology.

These requirements are for students who enroll in the 2021–2022 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Program Admission Requirements

You must complete a molecular biology course, with a minimum grade of C for an undergraduate course or B for a graduate course, to be accepted into this program. Upon submission of an official transcript, you may be accepted into the degree program without a molecular biology course, but you must take either a college-level molecular biology course or BIOT 601 before the required program core.


The UMGC Professional Science Master's Mentoring Program has allowed me to really learn more about the biotechnology field, and I received an excellent mentor, who is now a friend of mine.

Daniel Brisker

Special Designations

Professional Science Master's (PSM) LogoThis program has received a special designation as a Professional Science Master's Degree by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Additional Information

If you are certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute, you may receive credit for PMAN 634 if you begin study for the master's degree within five years of earning certification. Graduate advisors can provide more information.