Welcome to the Masters in Biotechnology Program at Georgetown University

The Georgetown University Master’s in Biotechnology offers a multidisciplinary program that integrates science and business in an environment that takes full advantage of being located in the nation’s capital, Washington, DC, at the entrance of the of 270-Biotechnology corridor Maryland and a 15-minute subway ride from the renowned National Institutes of Health. The biotechnology program prepares you to be a scientist with business acumen or a business person with solid science.

Program Facts

  • Full or Part-time Options: Students can be admitted for full-time and part- time.
  • Part-time: maximum of 3 years 
  • Enrollment Options: Fall or Spring

Length of Program:

  • Full-time: one academic year 
  • Part-time: maximum of 3 years 

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About the Biotechnology Program

The MS in Biotechnology is a 30-credit degree program that can be completed in 9 months or two academic semesters (full-time) or in three to six academic semesters (part-time).  You can matriculate in the fall or the spring semester.  The curriculum allows flexibility to create a general track where you can choose courses to suit your career goals or follow defined course selections for tracks in BioBusiness, BioScience or Drug Design and Discovery.  A highlight of the program is the capstone internship course, which will allow you to gain work experience in areas of your interest. Internships are in business or research at biotech companies, government agencies, academic and government research labs, venture capital and law firms and many more. 

Career Options

The biotechnology program requires you to be proficient in the business and science of biotechnology. Core courses such as Introduction to Biotechnology and Entrepreneurial Biotechnology provide opportunities for students to be well versed in major biotech trends. Core science courses prepare students well to engage in biomedical research or pursue advanced degrees. Our robust BioScience curriculum will prepare you for careers in research, entrance into doctoral programs or medical and dental schools.  Our BioBusiness track will prepare you for business, regulatory, finance or legal careers.

Biotechnology Program Highlights

The MS in Biotechnology at Georgetown offers students a unique and challenging curriculum that prepares them for the following: 

  • Preparation for careers in various aspects of Biotechnology and the Biomedical Sciences
  • Transition to various doctorate or other advanced educational programs
  • Internships in academic research and industry laboratories 
  • Flexibility to pursue full-time and part-time studies
  • Customized programs for professionals making career transitions
  • Elective courses from the Medical Center, Mcdonough School of Business and other Georgetown graduate programs