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 2020–2021 academic year. For prior year academic requirements, visit our catalog archive.

Program Admission Requirements

A molecular biology background is required for progression within this program. Upon submission of an official transcript, you can be accepted into the degree program without a molecular biology background, but you must either take a college-level molecular biology course or BIOT 601 prior to the required program core. BIOT 601 may be taken concurrently with BIOT 640.


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

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.