Master of Professional Studies in Molecular Biotechnology

Strong market demand and generous R&D spending have made biotechnology today's fastest growing, most innovative science industry.

Applications are no longer being accepted.  The College of Professional Studies periodically reviews each of our programs to ensure that our curricula are current with industry trends and relevant to our students’ career goals.  We are currently reviewing our Molecular Biotechnology program, and will not be accepting applications until we have completed the process.  We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope to re-launch the Molecular Biotechnology program again with new and updated content.

GW's Professional Master's Degree in Molecular Biotechnology is the up-to-date response to the challenge of entering this expanding field. GW's innovative program combines critical elements of science, technology, and business to prepare its graduates for a variety of jobs in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical sectors. Students in the MMB program will learn to design, commercialize, and employ biotechnology devices. Students will work in state-of-the-art labs, collaborate in innovation project teams, and get real-world experience through structured internships in the biotechnology industry.

The GW Master of Professional Studies in Molecular Biotechnology is a multi-disciplinary science degree and one of only a handful of biotechnology graduate programs of its kind. Geared for students who want to continue their careers in the sciences but do not have immediate plans to pursue a PhD and a research career, the GW MMB program provides a solid basis in both science and business education. An advisory board composed of Washington, DC-area biotech leaders from industry, government, and education works with GW faculty to develop and maintain the currency of the MMB curriculum and other program elements.

Located in Washington, DC, the heart of one of the nation's most dynamic science and technology regions, GW is well positioned to prepare its students for rewarding careers in small ventures, major corporations, state and federal agencies, and research institutions. Challenging coursework and practical experience through internships in local industry, government, and nonprofit entities give graduates a solid foundation for success in the field of biotechnology. and awareness of ethical, policy, and management issues.

The Science Master's is a Professional M.S. degree in science or mathematics for students interested in a wider variety of career options than are provided by current graduate programs in the sciences and mathematics.


Graduate Testimonial

"I wanted to let you know that I was offered the position with ImmuneTolerance, and I began working this week. I also thought you would want to know that my position here seems to be exactly the kind of position the Mol Biotech program prepared us for - the degree definitely gave me an advantage. Again, thanks for your support, and I will keep in touch down the road." – Mike Koneiczny

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