Application and Admission

Applied Biotechnology

Online Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs

The online UW Extended Campus Applied Biotechnology master’s and certificate programs are an ideal choice for busy adults who are seeking advanced education and need the flexibility an online program offers.

We want to make sure your application goes smoothly. The following steps will guide you through the process.

If you have questions, contact an enrollment adviser at: 608-262-2011 or

Application Deadline

All application materials need to be completed two weeks prior to the semester start to be considered for admission. Please note, if you are applying to UW-Madison, application materials need to be completed six weeks prior to the semester start to be considered for admission.

Starting your application early will ensure you have plenty of time to gather required materials (such as transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.), apply for financial aid, and complete the application.

View the Course Schedule for course dates.

Admission Requirements

Please review the application and admission requirements for your program of interest:

Financial Aid

Financial aid is available to students who qualify. View Tuition and Financial Aid for more information.

Choosing a Home Campus

When you apply, you will need to choose a home campus. Your home campus is the institution from which you will receive financial aid, advising, career services, and your diploma.

Your choice of home campus is a matter of personal preference. Our campus partners share equal responsibility in the program, and you will take courses taught by faculty from all program partner campuses. As a student you will complete your degree or certificate entirely online. Your educational experience will be the same regardless of your campus choice, and your degree and transcripts will be identical to those earned by on-campus students.