The Master of Science in Biotechnology Program is designed to train you for a career in a sector that is adding new jobs at nearly twice the rate of the overall national private sector. You will learn the practices and principles of both science and business that are necessary for you to succeed in technology and product development. The biotechnology curriculum allows you to adapt your coursework based on your interests including drug development, regulatory affairs, technology transfer and marketing.
All applications to the Biotechnology Program are done online through the UAB Graduate School. Please select this link for additional information concerning the specific admissions requirements for the Biotechnology program as well to the UAB Graduate School.
The biotechnology program provides a more direct route to a career in the industry by focusing on mastering current techniques used in biotechnology coupled with the business fundamentals necessary for successful product development. This degree offers a viable alternate path for graduates of science programs into practical and lucrative job tracks rather than into programs that take much longer to complete and are often too narrowly focused in specific disciplines. Please check the Graduate Catalog for the current curriculum.
The Biotechnology Program at UAB provides both scientific and business internships for students in good standing. The goal of the internship is to provide students with experience needed to further their career in a specific industry sector or to determine if an industry sector is one in which the student would like to pursue a career. It is encouraged that the student intern takes advantage of both a scientific and business focused internship so they may see both sides of the biotechnology industry.
We know that our students and graduates are the strength of our program. The diversity of our students, their backgrounds, and varied expirences, brings richness to the educational experience in the Biotechnology program. Focusing on academics and clinical rotations is only a part of the education experience. Click here to see what our students are doing.
Our faculty create a culture of innovation and collaboration that embraces social responsibility and entrepreneurial principles. UAB faculty are teachers, scholars, researchers, clinicians and entrepreneurs who earn the highest honors in their fields, lead professional societies and provide exceptional mentoring and training.
The purpose of program evaluation is to systematically study, investigate and appraise the effectiveness of the Biotechnology Program in order to ensure that the program continues to provide a signature educational program that produces graduates who are prepared to be leaders in their field.