The first term for enrollment in the M.S. in Applied Biotechnology is fall 2019 pending approval from the Higher Learning Commission (HLC).

Every day, biotechnology is working to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems—infectious and hereditary disease, food security, and sustainable alternatives to fossil fuels—and moving forward with revolutionary solutions. Whether your experience is based in healthcare, agriculture, or industry—the online, 11-course, 31-credit University of Wisconsin Master of Science in Applied Biotechnology program will teach you how to bring the best of biotechnology innovation to the market, where it can do the most good. You’ll graduate with an understanding of the principles and techniques of biotechnology, ethical, safety, and privacy concerns, funding, intellectual property and patents, professional and technical communication, experimental design and analysis, and organizational leadership—all within the scope of the global biotechnology industry. Focus your learning within one or more specialization tracks: Quality Assurance and Compliance, Business Management, or Research and Development. And you’ll earn a degree from the University of Wisconsin, one of the largest and most widely respected public higher education systems in the country. The multi-campus partnership means you’ll learn from expert faculty from across the UW System with strong connections to the industry and the online format offers working adults like you a flexible, convenient way to pursue an advanced degree.

The UW Applied Biotechnology curriculum is designed and taught in collaboration of faculty from seven University of Wisconsin campuses: UW-Green Bay, UW-Madison, UW-Oshkosh, UW-Parkside, UW-Platteville, UW-Stevens Point, and UW-Whitewater. However, by selecting UW-Madison as your campus, your degree will come from UW-Madison.

Richard Moss, PhD

  • Senior Associate Dean for Basic Research, Biotechnology, and Graduate Studies
  • Executive Director for the Biotechnology and Applied Biotechnology Programs
  • Professor, School of Medicine and Public Health

Natalie Betz, PhD

  • Faculty director for the UW-Madison Applied Biotechnology program
  • Associate Director for the M.S. in Biotechnology Program
  • Faculty Instructor, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • nabetz@wisc.edu
  • 608-274-4330 office

Bryan Husk, M.A.

  • Assistant Directory of the M.S. in Biotechnology and Applied Biotechnology programs
  • Academic Staff, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • bthusk@wisc.edu
  • 608-265-0773 office • 608-577-9182 cell

Michele Smith, M.S., SCT(ASCP)

  • Program Manager for the M.S. in Biotechnology and Applied Biotechnology programs
  • Academic Staff, School of Medicine and Public Health
  • michele.smith@wisc.edu
  • 608-262-9753 office • 608-658-5311 cell