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Biotechnology: Biotechnology Management
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online master’s degree in biotechnology with a specialization in biotechnology management from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll learn how to evaluate, launch, and manage biotechnology ventures—from life-saving biopharmaceuticals to environment-friendly biofuels. This program will help you build a powerful skillset in both business and biology to become a sought-after professional or an entrepreneur.

The Master of Science in Biotechnology is recognized as a Professional Science Master's by the Council of Graduate Schools.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, BIOT 640)

  • (3 Credits, BIOT 630)

  • (3 Credits, BIOT 645)

  • (3 Credits, BIOT 643)

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 634)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, BTMN 632)

  • (3 Credits, BTMN 634)

  • (3 Credits, BTMN 636)

  • (3 Credits, ISAS 610)

  • (3 Credits, MRKT 600)

  • (3 Credits, MGMT 640)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, BIOT 670M)

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

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for work in laboratory management, project management, instruction, and bioethics in both science- and business-focused biotechnology organizations.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to help improve writing skills.
Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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
(3 Credits, BIOT 601) before the required program core.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Bioinformatics
Graduate Certificate

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


With an online bioinformatics graduate certificate from University of Maryland Global Campus, you can work toward becoming a qualified bioinformatics professional for a public or private-sector organization. Bioinformatics is the intersection of biology, computer science, and mathematics. In this program, you'll gain real-world experience in these areas and learn from case studies of biotechnology companies tackling real challenges.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, BIOT 630)

  • (3 Credits, BIFS 613)

  • (3 Credits, BIFS 614)

  • (3 Credits, BIFS 617)

  • (3 Credits, DBST 651)
Career Preparation

This program is designed to help prepare you for high-demand work in bioinformatics science in a corporate, government, and/or academic environment.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

We recommend you have a background in biology, molecular biology, mathematics, and/or computer science as well as statistics and computer programming.

Total Program Credits
15
Transfer Credits
Up to 3
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
Admission Requirements

This program follows standard UMGC admission requirements.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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Biotechnology: Biosecurity & Biodefense
Master's Specialization

These program requirements are for students who enroll in the 2022-2023 academic year.


The threat of biowarfare has created a new demand for professionals who can use technology to detect, analyze, and respond to biosecurity threats. With an online master’s degree in biotechnology with a specialization in biosecurity and biodefense from University of Maryland Global Campus, you’ll study the microbiology and epidemiology of biological agents that are potential threats, identify and propose countermeasures, and develop expertise in response.

Program Highlights
Required Courses

Initial Requirement


  • (0 Credits, UCSP 615)
    (to be taken within the first 6 credits of study)

The UCSP 615 requirement may be waived if you previously earned a graduate degree from a regionally accredited institution. For more information, contact your academic advisor.

Core Courses


  • (3 Credits, BIOT 640)

  • (3 Credits, BIOT 630)

  • (3 Credits, BIOT 645)

  • (3 Credits, BIOT 643)

  • (3 Credits, PMAN 634)

Specialization Courses


  • (3 Credits, BSBD 640)

  • (3 Credits, BSBD 641)

  • (3 Credits, HSMN 630)

  • (3 Credits, BSBD 642)

  • (6 Credits, BSBD 643)

Capstone Course


  • (3 Credits, BIOT 670S)

If you are certified as a Project Management Professional by the Project Management Institute and begin study for the master's degree within five years of earning certification, you may receive credit for Foundations of Project Management (3 Credits, PMAN 634). Advisors can provide more information.

Career Preparation

This program is designed to help you prepare for work applying policy and using technology against biosecurity threats. Potential employers are in the government, public, and private sectors.

Experience Recommended for Success in the Program

  • (0 Credits, UCSP 605) is recommended to help improve writing skills.
Total Program Credits
36
Transfer Credits
Up to 6
Format
  • All courses available online
  • Select hybrid courses available
  • Program restrictions apply
Tuition Per Credit
  • $514 per credit (in-state)
  • $659 per credit (out-of-state)
  • $480 per credit (military)
  • Other fees may apply
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
(3 Credits, BIOT 601) before the required program core.

Military-Specific Details

This program does not have military restrictions. It is available to all eligible civilian and military-affiliated students.

State-Specific Details

This program does not have state-specific restrictions.

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