Value to Prospective Students

This Degree Offers:

  1. An unmatched curriculum refined since 2002 that integrates key topics in science, business, law and regulatory policy to reveal how life science products are developed and commercialized
  2. Exclusive evening/weekend courses allowing you to work full-time as a student
  3. A UW-Madison degree completed in less than two years
  4. In-person instruction by select faculty from across UW-Madison and leadership from biotechnology’s private industry
  5. Industry-sited molecular technology lab courses exploring diagnostic testing, biomanufacturing, and assay development
  6. An extensive professional network and lifelong community
  7. A proven opportunity to significantly advance your career
  8. Direct benefit to employers

Benefits to Biotechnology Professionals

Work Full Time & Achieve a Masters

Work full time and achieve a M.S. in Biotechnology in under two years.

Enjoy the collaboration, networking, and personal connections that accompany joining an in-person student cohort of working professionals from diverse fields.

This is an achievable goal. Your peers, faculty and program leaders are with you every step of the way!

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Join the Biotech Badger Community

More than a degree, you are joining a community of peers, alumni, and faculty that will help you achieve the professional advancement you seek.

Our personalized admission process ensures you have the information you need to determine if this program is the right fit for you.

Whether its questions about admissions or help with a job recommendation five years after graduating, this is a close network of industry professionals invested in your continual success.

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Apply Insights Immediately

Learn in the classroom, apply it on the job right away.

Hands-on labs, topical case studies and team projects uniquely prepare you for today’s workforce and career advancement.

Your degree program is a shaped and delivered by world-renowned scholars and dynamic leaders from across the biotech industry.

Notable Alumni Quotes

Students and alumni took to LinkedIn to promote our recent Program Overview webinar. Here’s what they said:

Katie Meling (Class 2022; former Clinical Laboratory Scientist, Exact Sciences)
“This program has provided so many opportunities for growth. I now have the momentum to drive my own career path and make the decisions I need to be successful.”

Serge Romero (Class 2022; Sr. Program Manager – Product Management and Strategy, Exact Sciences)
“This M.S. program has transformed my career, I would highly recommend.”

Ashley Hallfrisch (Class 2022; Sr. Associate Scientist, Catalent Pharma Solutions)
“This program has been truly transformative for my career! I would highly recommend attending the webinar if you’re interested.”

Vanessa Voris, MS (Class 2020; Nonclincial Medical Writer, MMS)
“I wouldn’t have gotten to my current position without this program.”

Caleigh Rasmusen, MS (Class 2017; Supervisor – Enterprise Sourcing, Exact Sciences)
“I use the skills and knowledge gained throughout this program on a daily basis. It has changed my career path for the better and given me a strong knowledge base to succeed in the Biotech Industry!”

Derek Buhr, MS (Class 2014; Automation Engineer III, NanoString Technologies, Inc.)
“Best in class education that helped take my career to new places I’d only dreamed about!”

Oliver Pentinmaki, MS (Class 2010; Account Executive, Benchling)
“This graduate program was the catalyst for big changes in my career. I attribute a significant part of my success to the skills and network I developed here.”