The Master of Biotechnology Program prepares students for leadership in the critically important and dynamic industries of biotechnology and pharmaceuticals. Strongly interdisciplinary, this innovative program draws its faculty and courses from the Schools Engineering, Arts and Sciences, and Medicine. 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 forefront of biotechnology education.
According to their interests, background and career goals, students can choose from one of four tracks which include a dual degree program with The Wharton School:
- Molecular Biology
- Biopharmaceutical/Engineering Biotechnology - drug discovery and biopharmaceutical manufacturing
- Biomedical Technologies - clinical issues such as biomaterial, tissue engineering, and imaging
- Management - Dual MB/ MBA program completed in conjunction with The Wharton School. Upon completion of all requirements students receive both an MB and an MBA.
While successful completion of a bachelor’s degree is required, it does not have to be in a particular discipline. It is very helpful to have had a previous course in molecular biology and a year of college level calculus. Students with no engineering or science in their background are encouraged to do some foundational coursework prior to applying.
Dual degree admissions
All potential dual degree (Management track) students must apply to both the Master of Biotechnology and Wharton MBA programs separately, be admitted to both programs, and accept both offers. Students who intend to enroll in the dual degree program should indicate that on their Biotech application by selecting Management as their first concentration option.
Please visit Wharton’s MBA admissions page for details on their application process.