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UMBC Biotechnology Graduate Programs

The Master’s of Professional Studies in Biotechnology prepares science professionals to fill management and leadership roles in Baltimore biotech-related companies or agencies.

UMBC's Master's in Biotechnology curriculum is intended to address changes in the needs of the biotechology industry through experiential learning. By providing advanced instruction in the life sciences, in addition to coursework in regulatory affairs, students earn their Master's in Biotechnology while gaining skills in leadership, biotech management, and financial management in a life science-oriented business.

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:


This established academic and research expertise in the biosciences provides a foundation for programs in biotechnology management and biochemical regulatory engineering. Opportunities for biotechnology jobs in Maryland continue to grow, making it a great time to pursue a professional degree.