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MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

Biotechnology Masters

As a partnership between the American University science departments and the Kogod School of Business, the Professional Science Masters program in Biotechnology is a unique opportunity to acquire cutting edge biotechnology skills while developing an entrepreneurship and business management portfolio. While in the program, students complete a sequence of innovation courses in preparation to translate scientific research into commercial enterprise. This is complemented by advanced science courses that give the practical and theoretical foundations for innovation including genomics, neuroscience, developmental biology and analytical chemistry.

The American University Biotechnology Masters provides the flexibility for students to either pursue scholarly research through on-campus research assistantships or to gain practical industry experience through external internships at the many scientific institutions in the Washington DC metro area. Our graduates have gone on to:

  • advance their careers in private industry

  • pursue doctoral and medical degrees

  • become biotechnology entrepreneurs

Our students credit the unique integration of innovation and business training with advanced science coursework in preparing them for the next step in their careers.

PLEASE NOTE: All master's and certificate programs are still accepting applications for Spring 2017 admissions.


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Career Paths

Clinical research management
Science program analyst
Policy analyst
Science writer
Pharmaceutical sales

Business Courses

Kogod School of Business

MS students take courses with the Kogod School of Business, which is ranked in the top 25 business schools in the US by Fortune magazine.

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