Master's Program Overview
The breadth of Penn's Master of Biotechnology Program and its cross-disciplinary
approach prepare students with the knowledge and skills they need for
leadership in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. According
to their interests, background and career goals, students can choose from
one of three parallel tracks:
- Molecular Biotechnology,
which emphasizes molecular biology
- Biopharmaceutical/Engineering Biotechnology,
which stresses drug discovery and biopharmaceutical manufacturing
- Biomedical Technologies,
which focuses on clinical issues such as biomaterial, tissue engineering,
Providing standards and flexibility, each track has both required courses
and electives. Core courses common to all tracks insure each student's
exposure to all areas of biotechnology. All students learn about topics
ranging from the latest developments in recombinant DNA technology to
non-technical issues that students must understand to bring biotechnology
products to market such as bioethics, government regulatory and drug-approval
policies and patent law.
Students enroll in the Fall term and full-time
students can complete the program's required 11 course units in three terms. Tuition costs can be found on the Penn Engineering Tuition Page.
Anyone with questions regarding the Biotechnology Program are encouraged to email the Biotechnology Office at email@example.com.