UW Applied Biotechnology Programs Overview

Online Master’s Degree and Certificate Programs

The online UW Extended Campus Applied Biotechnology master’s and certificate programs were developed in response to the rapid growth of the biotechnology industry and the need for specialized skills training and development.

The online learning format offers working adults a flexible, convenient way to pursue an advanced credential. Because coursework in the program is entirely online, you can study and do homework whenever you like, wherever you have an internet connection. Courses have no set meeting times and you never need to come to campus. At the same time, you will have ready access to student success coaches and faculty by phone and email, and you may take advantage of on-campus resources, such as career assistance and libraries.

You’ll earn your degree or certificate from the University of Wisconsin, one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. And the multi-campus partnership means you’ll learn from expert faculty across the UW System with strong connections to the industry.

M.S. in Applied Biotechnology | 11 Courses | 31 Credits

The Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology is a 31-credit master’s degree program designed for adult students who are interested in advancing their career in biotechnology and require the flexibility an online program offers. Students with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. The program offers three tracks—Quality Assurance and Compliance, Business Management, or Research and Development—so you can pursue what interests you.

Applied Bioinformatics Certificate | 4 Courses | 12 Credits

The graduate-level Applied Bioinformatics Certificate focuses on developing the data science skills required to process and analyze large-scale biological data sets. You’ll gain proficiency in applied statistics, machine learning, data visualization, programming, and more. Students with a bachelor’s degree are eligible to apply. Degree-seeking students in the Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology may choose to earn the certificate as an additional credential.

UW System Collaboration

The Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology and Applied Bioinformatics Certificate are a partnership of UW Extended Campus and UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Whitewater.

When you apply, you will 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 respective 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.