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Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management

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The rapid growth of the biotechnology industry necessitates the education of individuals who can successfully navigate the terrains of both science and business. The master of science degree in biotechnology and management (MSB) is a cross disciplinary degree program, designed to complement the scientist's ability to discuss rational product design and the experimental processes with the skills necessary for a career in product development, marketing, and personnel management. As a graduate of this program, you will serve as a vital link between biotechnology research and development and the process of moving products to market.

Admission Requirements & Application

Individuals wishing to apply for admission in the MSB program must hold a bachelor's degree in biology or a related field* and should submit the following items:

  • Completed application - Apply online;

  • Nonrefundable $35 application fee;

  • Undergraduate transcript(s) from an accredited four-year institution (GPA of 2.75 or higher);

  • Two letters of recommendation.

*If applicant does not hold a biology or related degree, prerequisites may be required, contact your graduate advisor for more details.

Application fee, transcript(s) and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Biotechnology & Management Program
Mount St. Mary's University
School of Natural Science & Mathematics
214 COAD Science Building
16300 Old Emmitsburg Road
Emmitsburg, MD 21727

Program Details

This 36 credit program is unique in that it provides a strong foundation in biological content knowledge and core business courses in addition to the crossover courses. Following a cohort model, graduate students take eight week courses that meet one night a week from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Mount's Frederick campus. Cohort groups are formed in August and January for the MSB program.

The curriculum provides the student with a three-dimensional academic perspective culminating in a final capstone experience course.

Applications are accepted year-round. Classes begin for each cohort in August.

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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