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MS in Professional Science: Biotechnology

Biotechnology Master's Program

American University's master's degree in biotechnology combines course work in genomics and business with the option of pursuing study in neuroscience, entrepreneurship, and other professional science specialties. The curriculum provides students with the tools necessary for careers in: 

  • Biotechnology Industry 
  • Genome Research Institutions 
  • Government Regulatory Agencies 

Students gain core competencies in statistics and research methods while mastering content in genomics, proteomics, neuroscience, biochemistry, molecular biology, management, and entrepreneurship. Students will tailor their course of study depending on their interests and career goals. 

The program allows for hands on experience with an internship and research capstone. Students will also have the opportunity to translate their scientific ideas into a business venture. Graduates of the program will have gained the knowledge and skills to be innovators within the professional science workforce. 

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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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