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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At a Glance
- Shady Grove (Rockville)
Average Completion Time
- 3 years (Master’s part-time)
- 1 year (Certificate part-time)
- 30 (Master’s)
- 12 (Certificate)
Tuition & Fees
- MD & Regional Resident: $740 per credit
- Non-Resident: $1,242 per credit
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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:
- 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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