Flexible, 100% Online
Master's Degree in Applied Biotechnology
University of Wisconsin

Whether your interest is in healthcare, agriculture, or industry, you’ll learn how to bring the best of biotech to market in the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology. 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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Earn your degree from the University Wisconsin.

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

Blaze a trail in the advancing field of biotechnology.

11 Courses. 31 Credits. 100% Online. The Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology focuses on the principles and techniques of biotechnology through the core curriculum, including ethical, safety, and privacy concerns; funding; intellectual property and patents; professional and technical communication; experimental design and analysis; and organizational leadership—all within the scope of the global biotechnology industry.

To complete the degree, you will choose one or more specialization tracks:

  • Quality Assurance and Compliance
  • Business Management
  • Research and Development

With a Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology, you’ll have the skills and knowledge to bring the best of biotech innovation to market, where it can do the most good.

Who Should Apply?

Professionals currently working in biotechnology and related settings, or healthcare occupations, who are seeking career advancement. The program is an ideal way to expand your skills and knowledge of biotechnology in a flexible, online format.

“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, Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology student


Universities of Wisconsin is one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. By partnering with all UW 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.

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