As a partnership between the American University science departments and the Kogod School of Business, the Professional Science Masters program in Biotechnology is a unique opportunity to acquire cutting edge biotechnology skills while developing an entrepreneurship and business management portfolio. While in the program, students complete a sequence of innovation courses in preparation to translate scientific research into commercial enterprise. This is complemented by advanced science courses that give the practical and theoretical foundations for innovation including genomics, neuroscience, developmental biology and analytical chemistry.
The American University Biotechnology Master's degree provides the flexibility for students to either pursue scholarly research through on-campus research assistantships or to gain practical industry experience through external internships at the many scientific institutions in the Washington, DC, area. Our graduates have gone on to:
advance their careers in private industry
pursue doctoral and medical degrees
become biotechnology entrepreneurs
Our students credit the unique integration of innovation and business training with advanced science coursework in preparing them for the next step in their careers.
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