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Get where you need to go with UMBC’s flexible, affordable, top-ranked graduate biotechnology programs. 

UMBC’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Biotechnology addresses changes in the needs of the biotechnology industry through experiential learning. 

The MPS in Biotechnology represents a new kind of degree designed to prepare science professionals to fill management and leadership roles in this rapidly growing field.

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Advanced instruction in the life sciences, regulatory affairs, leadership, management, and financial management

Distinguished faculty in biological sciences, chemistry and biochemistry, chemical, biochemical and environmental engineering


in the nation for social and economic impact, Times Higher Education

Program Overview

The field of biotechnology continues to demonstrate tremendous growth, especially in Maryland where there are 500+ biotech companies (Maryland Department of Commerce). UMBC’s Biotechnology master’s degree is designed to provide students with the skills sought by the biotechnology industry. The curriculum offers advanced instruction in the life sciences, along with coursework in regulatory affairs, leadership, management, commercialization and legal issues inherent to a life science-oriented business.

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30 credits

Shady Grove


UMBC Shady Grove,
Rockville, MD

Time To Complete

3 years (part-time)

Application Deadlines

December 1 – Spring Deadline

August 1 – Fall Deadline

UMBC Overview

Welcome to our community of inquiring minds! UMBC is a dynamic public research university that redefines excellence in higher education. We offer an inclusive culture that connects innovative teaching and learning, research across disciplines, and civic engagement. We advance knowledge, economic prosperity, and social justice by welcoming and inspiring inquisitive minds from all backgrounds — and we look forward to you being a part of it.

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