Master's of Professional Studies: Biotechnology

UMBC's Biotechnology curriculum is intended to address changes in the needs of the biotechnology industry through experiential learning. The program offers advanced instruction in the life sciences, plus coursework in regulatory affairs, leadership, management, and financial management.

The M.P.S. Biotechnology represents a new kind of degree designed to prepare science professionals to fill management and leadership roles in biotechnology-related companies or agencies organizations. This unique degree offers an alternative to a MBA or Ph.D. degree.

To learn how the MPS compares to an MBA or a traditional M.S. /Ph.D program click here.

Program Highlights:

Learning Outcomes:

By the end of this program, you will be able to:

Program Curriculum:

The core consists of five courses (15 credits) that precede a capstone course (3 credits) for a total of six courses (18 credits). The Biotechnology core provides students with key practical skills needed to succeed in biotechnology industries. The capstone project is initiated during the first semester and culminates in the capstone course.

The domain specific pathways permit students to specialize in sub-areas of biotechnology that most suit their interests. These pathways will focus on topics that best prepare students for difficult-to- fill jobs in the biotechnology industry.

Biotech Core: 6 courses [18 credits]
Regulatory Pathway: 4 courses [12 credits]
Bioprocessing Pathway [12 credits]