Biotechnology, MBIOT

The Master of Biotechnology Program prepares students, both full- and part-time, for leadership in the critically important and dynamic industries of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Strongly interdisciplinary, this innovative professional master's program draws its faculty and courses from the School of Arts and Sciences and the School of Engineering and Applied Science. Penn's world-class biomedical research centers, renowned science departments and position at the hub of the largest pharmaceutical/biotechnology corridor in the United States, place this program at the vanguard of biotechnology education. There are three parallel curriculum tracks: molecular biotechnology, pharmaceutical engineering biotechnology, and biomedical technologies. These tracks, in combination with core courses, insure that students get a uniquely broad exposure to the entire field of biotechnology and give students flexibility to tailor their degree to their background, interests, and current career or career goals.

For more information: http://biotech.seas.upenn.edu/

Master’s Program Curriculum

A minimum of 11.0 credit units (cu’s) are required to obtain the Masters of Biotechnology degree.1

Core Curriculum

Core Curriculum
Biochemistry
Select one of the following:1
Bioengineering III: Biomaterials
Principles of Biological Fabrication
Translational Therapeutics
Immunobiology
Cancer Cell Biology
Molecular Genetics
Principles of Drug Action
Advanced Cell Biology
Cell Signaling
The RNA World: A functional and computational analysis
Chromosomes and the Cell Cycle
Microbial Diversity and Pathogenesis
Cell Biology
Vaccines and Immune Therapeutics
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Fundamentals of Computational Biology
Wistar Inst Cancer Biol
Biotechnology I: Cellular/Molecular Biology
Select one of the following:1
Principles, Methods, and Applications of Tissue Engineering
Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering
Mathematical Computation Methods for Modeling Biological Systems
Neurobiology of Learning and Memory
Genome Science and Genomic Medicine
Principles of Drug Action
The Science and Art of Biotechnology
Epigenetics
Genetics for Computational Biology
Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Nanoscale Systems Biology
Stem Cells, Proteomics and Drug Delivery - Soft Matter Fundamentals
Molecular Basis of Disease
Cell Biology
Emerging Infectious Diseases
Genomics
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Biotechnology II: Engineering Biotechnology
Select 1 of the following:1
Engineering Biotechnology
Drug Discovery and Development
Laboratory in Biotechnology and Genetic Engineering
Select 1 of the following:1
Masters Biotech Lab.
Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics Superlab
Statistics
Select 1 of the following:1
Statistics for Biologists
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Free Elective
Select 1 free elective 2, 31
Total Course Units6

Track Curriculum

Students are required to select one of the following tracks:1

Molecular Biology Track

Advanced Biology Electives
Select 3 course units of the following:3
From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
Biomicrofluidics
Principles of Biological Fabrication
Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering
Genetics for Computational Biology
Genetic Analysis
Microbial Diversity and Pathogenesis
Macromolecular Biophysics: Principles and Methods
Biology of Stem Cells
Stress Responses in Metabolism and Cancer
Principles of Genome Engineering
Biomolecular and Cellular Engineering
Engineering Biotechnology
Nanoscale Systems Biology
Stem Cells, Proteomics and Drug Delivery - Soft Matter Fundamentals
Drug Discovery and Development
Drug Delivery
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Clinical Trials
Experimental Genome Science
Cell and Gene Therapy
Research
Select 2 course units of:2
Biot Independent Study 2
Total Course Units5

Biopharmaceutical/Engineering Biotechnology Track1 

Quantitative Electives
Select 2-3 of the following:2-3
Biomechanics and Biotransport
Optical Microscopy
Biomicrofluidics
Principles, Methods, and Applications of Tissue Engineering
Network Neuroscience
Mathematical Computation Methods for Modeling Biological Systems
Translational Therapeutics
Principles of Genome Engineering
Engineering Biotechnology
Nanoscale Systems Biology
Stem Cells, Proteomics and Drug Delivery - Soft Matter Fundamentals
Drug Discovery and Development
Transport Processes I
Mathematical Foundations of Computer Science
Fundamental Concepts in Nanotechnology
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Foundations of Engineering Mathematics - I
Advanced Electives
Select 2-3 of the following:2-3
From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering
Translational Therapeutics
Advanced Computational Biology
Macromolecular Biophysics: Principles and Methods
Genetic Principles
Drug Delivery
Programming Languages and Techniques
Engineering Entrepreneurship I
Immunopathology
Fundamentals of Pharmacology
Introduction to Drug Development
Biopharmaceutical Product Development, Manufacturing and Regulatory Affairs
New Trends in Medicine and Vaccine Discovery
Biot Independent Study
Total Course Units5

Biomedical Technologies Track1

Quantitative Electives
Select 2-3 of the following:2-3
Biomechanics and Biotransport
Biomedical Image Analysis
Biomicrofluidics
Principles, Methods, and Applications of Tissue Engineering
Nanoscale Systems Biology
Mathematical Computation Methods for Modeling Biological Systems
Molecular Imaging
Mathematics of Medical Imaging and Measurements
Principles of Genome Engineering
Engineering Biotechnology
Drug Discovery and Development
Introduction to Bioinformatics
Fundamental Concepts in Nanotechnology
Introduction to Probability and Statistics
Advanced Electives
Select 2-3 of the following:2-3
From Biomedical Science to the Marketplace
Bioengineering Case Studies
Fundamental Techniques of Imaging I
Musculoskeletal Biology and Bioengineering
Advanced Biomedical Imaging Applications
Genetic Principles
Drug Delivery
Programming Languages and Techniques
Engineering Entrepreneurship I
Introduction to Genetic Epidemiology
Cell and Gene Therapy
Clinical Study Management
Total Course Units5

The degree and major requirements displayed are intended as a guide for students entering in the Fall of 2019 and later. Students should consult with their academic program regarding final certifications and requirements for graduation.