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.
If you are a prospective or admitted international student who is considering UMBC's Biotechnology Graduate Program, join us for an International Student Q & A! During this virtual session, representatives from UMBC's Center for Global Engagement, Biotechnology Graduate Program, and UMBC-Shady Grove will be available to answer your questions about the program, obtaining immigration documents and procedures, and the international student experience at UMBC.
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
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:
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.