Biotechnology

UMBC’s Biotechnology master’s degree is designed to provide students with the skills sought by the biotechnology industry. The curriculum offers advanced instruction in the life sciences, along with coursework in regulatory affairs, leadership, management, commercialization and legal issues inherent to a life science-oriented business.

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Average Completion Time

  • 3 years (Master’s part-time)
  • 1 year (Certificate part-time)

Credit Hours

  • 30 (Master’s)
  • 12 (Certificate)

Tuition & Fees

Start Date

  • Spring/Fall

Featured Event

Maryland BioNetworking Summit. January 8. 6 to 8 P.M.
Maryland BioNetworking Summit
Thursday, January 18 at 6:00 pm

Network and socialize with fellow biopharma, academic, and government professionals at our Maryland BioNetworking Summit, featuring keynote speaker Dr. Karin Bok presenting on NIAID’s Vaccine Research Center Pandemic Preparedness and Emergency Response: Looking at the Past to Shape our Future.

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Why Biotechnology?

Global challenges in human health, food security, sustainable industrial production and environmental protection continues to fuel the biosciences industry, creating new opportunities within the four primary sub sectors:

  • Agricultural feedstock and chemicals
  • Drugs and pharmaceuticals
  • Medical devices and equipment and research
  • Testing and medical laboratories

Why UMBC?

Best Colleges US News and World Report National Universities 2021
Learn more about UMBC’s rankings in the 2021 U.S. News & World Report!

UMBC’s Biotechnology Graduate Program and its strong academic programs in the life sciences are led by a distinguished faculty of nearly fifty members spanning the departments of:

  • Biological Sciences
  • Chemistry and Biochemistry
  • Chemical, Biochemical and Environmental Engineering

This established academic and research expertise in the biosciences provides a foundation for programs in biotechnology management and biochemical regulatory engineering.

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