The Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology is a collaborative partnership of the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, University of Wisconsin Extended Campus, and six other University of Wisconsin campuses.
The program represents a comprehensive, multidisciplinary curriculum that prepares students to advance their careers and pursue their academic ambitions through leadership and management positions within the growing biotechnology field. Defined core courses provide students with a solid foundation in biotechnology, leadership, ethics, research, communications, product development, quality control, and regulatory and compliance practices. In addition, the program offers three unique tracks to assist students in tailoring their coursework to meet their career goals: quality assurance and compliance; business management; and research and development. Students will develop advanced knowledge and skills that will enable them to serve an important function and role within the biotechnology workforce.
The online UW Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology curriculum is designed and taught by the same UW faculty who teach on campus.
You will acquire a foundation in biotechnology principles and techniques through six required core courses. Then, you will choose one or more specialization tracks—Quality Assurance and Compliance, Business Management, or Research and Development. Each specialization track has three required courses and students may complete more than one track. You’ll finish your degree by completing a capstone project.
Students are required to complete, at minimum, eleven courses (31 credits) to earn their degree: six required core courses (3 credits each), one specialization track consisting of three courses (3 credits each), capstone prep (1 credit), and the capstone course (3 credits).
UW Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology courses are completed online, a natural fit for working adults. Students in other UW Extended Campus degree programs often say the online format is a big factor in their ability to earn a degree. You can watch lectures, participate in online forums with your classmates, and do homework whenever it’s convenient for you—all course content is accessible online from any device. Learn more about our online learning format.
To ensure a high-quality graduate student group, all graduate students must have a bachelor's degree from a recognized institution and meet the criteria provided below. The GMAT or GRE are not required.
Need to complete a prerequisite course before applying? Online courses are available through UW Independent Learning. If you are not sure whether you meet these requirements, or which courses you need to take to satisfy prerequisites, please contact an enrollment adviser.
We want to make sure your application to the online Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology goes smoothly. Visit the UW Extended Campus site for more information on the application and admission process.
If you have questions, contact an enrollment adviser at 1-877-895-3276 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Online graduate programs at UW-Whitewater are a superior value at $850 USD per credit for the 2023-24 academic year — whether you are a Wisconsin resident, an out-of-state student, or international student.