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Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management

Master the business of biotech.

Rapid growth in biotechnology requires professionals who can successfully navigate both science and business. From developing cutting-edge health care products to figuring out how to shape policy for hazardous chemicals, they work each day to make the world healthier and safer. With a master’s in biotechnology and management, they’re better equipped to handle those challenges.

School of Natural Science and Mathematics

The Master of Science in biotechnology and management program is part of the School of Natural Science and Mathematics. Our goal as a department is to graduate women and men that are uniquely equipped to provide scientific perspective and solutions to the complex problems facing humanity.

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Coursework & Format

The Mount's Master of Science in biotechnology and management (MSB) program will prepare you to successfully meld an understanding of both science and business to advance your career. This 36-credit program meets one night per week for each 8-week course at the Mount's Frederick campus.

Course content is focused on developing advanced scientific and professional skills. From a business standpoint, you'll gain knowledge in project management, industry regulations, financial reporting and the process of moving products to market. Additionally, you'll learn about product development, marketing and personnel management.

Topics in science will include biotechnology, protein biochemistry, molecular genetics, bioinformatics, experimental design, statistical analysis, drug discovery and FDA regulations. Research ethics and an understanding of the ethical framework in which the business of biotechnology is situated will also be covered.

As a graduate of the Mount's Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management (MSB) you will be poised to assume leadership responsibilities in your organization and will be able to pursue positions such as a biomedical engineer for a medical research facility, a biochemist, making pharmaceuticals safer and more effective, or a microbiologist with a government research lab.

Sample Courses Include

  • Protein Biochemistry

  • Molecular Genetics

  • Bioinformatics

  • Experimental Design & Statistical Analysis in Biotechnology

  • Biotechnology and FDA Regulations

  • Ethics in Biotechnology Research

  • Drug Discovery - Molecular Targets & Product Development

  • Capstone Research

  • Capstone Presentation

Designed to fit your life.

The MSB program is designed for working adults in biotechnology or related industries. The Mount focuses on student success and emphasizes ethics and values.

  • Finish in only two years. 12 courses are offered in 8-week sessions, allowing you to focus on one class at a time.
  • Attend convenient classes. Meet part-time one night per week (6-9:30 p.m.). Our Frederick campus is minutes from I-70 and I-270. Hybrid and online classes may also be available.
  • Support from classmates and faculty. Classes begin in January, March, May, July, August and October.


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Affordability & Financial Aid

Reduced pricing for summer graduate courses

The Mount is pleased to offer compassionate reduced pricing for all summer graduate courses in 2020. All classes will be taught online to offer flexibility while you learn.

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Graduate level programs are designed to be taken one course at a time, and as a result program pricing is set by credit hours instead of by the year like traditional undergraduate programs. 

  • $24,120 - Estimated total cost of tuition, including fees*
  • Cost is based on 36 credits (12 courses) at $670 per credit
  • Students may transfer in up to nine (9) credits
  • Based on transcript analysis, prerequisite courses may be required for an additional cost ($430* per course)
  • No application fee

*Tuition represents 2019-20 rates, effective July 1, 2019. Tuition is subject to change without notice.

Financial Aid

Students enrolled on at least half-time basis (6-credits per semester) may qualify for financial aid. You may seek financial assistance through federal and state-funded programs, private loan providers, or deferment of undergraduate loans. The Mount also has a variety of employer tuition remission or reimbursement agreements with local businesses and community colleges, so you may just get a discount from your employer or previous college. Visit our Graduate Student Financial Aid webpage for more details.

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Admissions & Application

Admission to the program is rolling, which means we accept applications at any time of the year. Classes for the degree begin in January, March, May, July, August and October. Submitting your application four weeks before your expected start date ensures a priority application decision. There is no application fee. 

  • Classes Begin: January, March, May, July, August and October

  • Application Evaluation: Year-round

  • Application Deadline: Four weeks prior to the start of the first course

  • No application fee

Admission Requirements

Students must meet the requirements of the program to be considered for admission. 

  • Bachelor's degree in biology or a related field;
  • Undergraduate GPA of 2.75 or higher;
  • Additional requirements for international students may be required.
A complete application includes:
  • Free online application
  • Résumé detailing professional experience
  • Official transcripts from all schools attended after high school

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