Master of Science in Biotechnology

Master of Science in Biotechnology

About MSBT Program

The Master of Science in Biotechnology degree provides a foundation in the scientific and business components needed to advance biotechnologies. The goal of the MSBT program is to develop comprehensive knowledge in bioscience, core technologies, and analytical methods used to support biotechnology enterprises. This 35-credit hour, 12-month online degree is designed to give working professionals the flexibility to pursue advance training in biotechnology by offering comprehensive coursework and training needed for career advancement.

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Prospective students interested in the MSBT program at Morehouse School of Medicine.




This 35-credit hour MSBT degree is designed to prepare graduates for careers in government, academic and industry laboratories, and serve as a pathway to advance training via online learning and practical apprenticeships. The program offers students a unique combination of courses in science, laboratory, regulatory, and business fundamentals and practical learning experiences through a distinct online learning platform and hands on technical apprenticeships.


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New discoveries in biotechnology is transforming life as we know it. The field intersects biology and technology and continues to lead new product development and commercialization designed to enrich lives. From drug development to the production of biologics, from plant and animal science to medical devices - biotechnology is everywhere. Biotechnology addresses many global problems such as climate change, aging, food security, and infectious disease, just to name a few. As a result, job growth of the biotechnology workforce is one of the fastest growing sectors globally (Bureau of Labor Statistics).


Online Course Calendar 2021


Start Date

Finish Date

Final Grades Posted

Fall 2021
(Terms I & II)

Monday, Aug. 23 Sunday, October 17 October 21
Monday, October 18 Sunday, Dec. 12 December 16

Spring 2022
(Terms I & II)

Monday, Jan. 3 Sunday, Feb. 27 March 3 
Monday, Feb. 28 Sunday, April 24 April 28

Summer 2022
(Terms I & II)

Monday, May 2 Sunday, June 26 June 30
Monday, June 27 Sunday, Aug. 21 Aug. 25


Fall 2021 Cohort

A new cohort will begin during the fall semester. Applications for Fall 2021 cohort are due July 1. Fall 2021 cohort deadlines:

  • Applications open – Feb. 1
  • Applications close – July 1
  • Classes begin – Aug. 23

Spring 2022 Cohort

Cohorts will begin during the spring semester. Applications for the Spring 2022 cohort are due November 1. Spring 2021 cohort deadlines:

  • Applications open - Feb. 1
  • Applications close - Nov. 1
  • Classes begin - Jan. 3


The MSBT will teach biotechnology workers who are currently working in this field to advance their careers through training or those looking to pursue a career in this field. The program is an innovative way to train a segment of the biotechnology workforce and inspire inquiring students to pursue the MSBT degree.

Admissions and Tuition Information

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Virtual Information Session

To learn more about our MSBT program, feel free to attend one of our virtual information sessions.


  • February 10, 2021      2:00 to 3:00 pm          
  • March 10, 2021           2:00 to 3:00 pm          
  • April 13, 2021              3:00 to 4:00 pm                         
  • May 27, 2021               1:00 to 2:00 pm 
  • June 15, 2021              3:00 to 4:00 pm 


April P. Johnson
Program Manager, Online Education & Expanded Programs
Office of Educational Affairs
Morehouse School of Medicine
720 Westview Dr. SW, Atlanta, GA 30310
O: (404) 756-5297