The MPS Biotechnology curriculum provides advanced instruction in the life sciences, along with coursework in regulatory affairs, leadership, management, and financial management in a life science-oriented business.
The MPS Biotechnology represents a new kind of degree designed to prepare science professionals to fill management and leadership roles in biotechnology-related companies or agencies. This unique degree offers an alternative degree option for individuals not interested in pursuing a M.D. or Ph.D. degree.
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- 30-credit master’s program (10 courses)
- Advanced level science, business and regulatory courses ("science plus")
- Nationally accredited Professional Science Masters
- Internship opportunities - The MPS Program offers a Professional Experience Program for students interested in expanding on their industry experiences. For more information, view the PEP Guide.
- No thesis required
- Evening and hybrid classes
By the end of this program, students will be able to:
- Explain and discuss the fundamentals of the sciences that underlie biotechnology and their applications to product development
- Interpret and analyze new scientific discoveries and technologies relevant to biotechnology
- Assess and apply established and emerging biotechnology techniques used for commercial development
- Describe the process of biotechnology product development, including clinical trial design, inspections, and regulatory filings
- Plan for and manage innovative technologies and/or products
- Apply the elements of effective management and leadership within an organization
- Effectively function in and lead multidisciplinary teams
- Communicate ideas effectively and persuasively in writing and oral presentations
- Analyze and use company financial information to make effective budgetary and resource allocation decisions
- Describe and apply sound legal and ethical standards, reasoning, and tools in a biotechnology context