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Master of Science in Biotechnology and Management

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The rapid growth of the biotechnology industry necessitates the education of individuals who can successfully navigate the terrains of both science and business. The master of science degree in biotechnology and management (MSB) is a cross disciplinary degree program, designed to complement the scientist's ability to discuss rational product design and the experimental processes with the skills necessary for a career in product development, marketing and personnel management. As a graduate of this program, you will serve as a vital link between biotechnology research and development and the process of moving products to market.

Admission Requirements

Candidates for admission into the MSB program must have completed a bachelor’s degree in biology or a related field. If applicant does not hold a biology or related degree, prerequisites may be required; contact the program director for more details.

Application Process

Applications for admission are accepted year-round and reviewed on a rolling basis. No application fee is required. The MSB program is run as a cohort, meaning that classes are taken in sequence. New cohorts begin in August, and in some years January. Please plan to apply at least four weeks before the cohort begins. Applicants must submit:

  • Free online application; Click here to apply

  • A cover letter describing: 1) Your career goals; 2) How the program will help you reach your career goals; 3) Why you are a good candidate for the program; and 4) Previous professional accomplishments and employment history.

  • Official transcripts from all schools attended after high school.

  • Two letters of recommendation.

Transcript(s) and letters of recommendation should be mailed to:

Biotechnology & Management Program
Mount St. Mary's University
Frederick Campus
5350 Spectrum Drive
Frederick, MD 21703

Materials can also be emailed to


Program Details

This program is unique in that it provides a strong foundation in biological content knowledge and core business courses in addition to the crossover courses. Following a cohort model, graduate students take 12 eight-week courses (36 credits) that meet one night a week from 6-9:30 p.m. at the Mount's Frederick campus. Cohort groups are formed in August and sometimes January for the MSB program.

The curriculum provides the student with a three-dimensional academic perspective culminating in a final capstone experience course.

16300 Old Emmitsburg Road | Emmitsburg, MD 21727
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Frederick Campus | 5350 Spectrum Drive | Frederick, MD 21703
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