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Graduate Programs in Biotechnology

Earn your Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology or Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics from the University of Wisconsin.

Courses are completed entirely online—an ideal format for busy professionals.

Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

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Be part of the exciting growth in biotechnology.

Every day, biotechnology is working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems and moving forward with revolutionary solutions. The value biotechnology offers to the world through its continual development of useful products has fueled its growth, and employment and wage growth consistently exceeds other occupations.

Earn your degree or certificate from the University of Wisconsin.

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Zero on-campus meetings or requirements

No need to be online at a specific time for classes

Interact with faculty and fellow students via online discussion boards

Make the connection between the life sciences and data science.

Applied Bioinformatics—Graduate Certificate
4 courses. 12 credits. 100% online.

Learn how to process biological data from scientific research, such as large-scale genomics and other molecular and biological datasets, using computation and analysis tools. Gain proficiency in applied statistics, machine learning, data visualization, programming, and other techniques.

  • Experimental Design and Analysis in Biotechnology
  • Python for Bioinformatics
  • Bioinformatic Inquiry
  • Applications of Bioinformatics

It is possible to complete a certificate in one year; however, based on work and life commitments, you may decide to take longer. Degree-seeking students in the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology may choose to earn the certificate as an additional credential.

Bioinformatics represents the marriage of science and computing. Our capacity to generate large amounts of data is greater than ever, and the ability to organize and access that information blazes a trail to discovery.

—Mark E. Levenstein, Academic Director, MS in Applied Biotechnology, UW-Platteville


The University of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. By partnering with all UW System campuses to offer online degrees and certificates, students of UW Extended Campus programs receive a quality University of Wisconsin education—no matter where they live and work.

UW Applied Biotechnology is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and

University of Wisconsin institutions offering the online Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology and Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics are fully accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools. The programs have been approved by the University of Wisconsin Board of Regents.