Flexible, 100% Online
Graduate Programs in Biotechnology

Courses in the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology or Graduate Certificate in Applied Bioinformatics are completed entirely online—an ideal format for busy professionals. Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

Request Information

For more information on our programs—download a program guide.

Earn your degree or certificate from the University Wisconsin Oshkosh.

Access course content from any device

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

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 rapid growth, and employment and wage growth consistently exceeds other occupations.

Applied Bioinformatics—Graduate Certificate
4 courses. 12 credits.

Learn how to process biological data from scientific research. Gain proficiency in applied statistics, machine learning, data visualization, programming, and other techniques.

Applied Biotechnology—Master of Science
11 courses. 31 credits. Core curriculum+Specialization tracks

Whether your interest is in healthcare, agriculture, or industry, you’ll learn how to bring the best of biotech to market. Tracks in Quality Assurance, Business Management, or R&D.

Who Should Apply?

Professionals currently working in biotechnology and related settings who are seeking career advancement, or those with a science background seeking entry to the field. The master’s degree and the certificate program are an ideal way to expand your skills and knowledge in a flexible, online format. Aptitude tests, such as the GMAT or GRE, are not required for admission.

“I work full time for a biotechnology company and this program has furthered my understanding of the many things my company does as well as what other areas of biotechnology involve. Because I’m a working adult, the online format has been crucial in maintaining a balance between work, home, and school.” —Ashley, Spring 2021 student, Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology


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.

University of Wisconsin Applied Biotechnology is a partnership of UW Extended Campus and