Northwestern University's Master of Biotechnology Program (MBP) prepares students for a variety of impactful careers in the biotechnology industry. Our graduates are poised to bridge the gap between theory and practice, enabling them to address and lead advances in healthcare, industrial biotechnology, biofuels, cleantech, and more.

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Master of Biotechnology

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“MBP highlights all the different aspects of biology someone could get into. The program is designed to expose students to all possible career options, from consulting to pure biology research, and ensure that students are making an educated decision on choosing a 
career path.”

Sanjana Rao (MBP '20)
Protein Engineering, Ginkgo Bioworks

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Top-tier
faculty

Excel through instruction from Northwestern's world-class faculty members and individual collaboration with leading industry researchers.

ACCESS TO 

LEADING FACILITIES

Work on cutting-edge research projects at Northwestern or with one of its 80+ leading research partners. Make industry connections through biotech hub visits and frequent 
networking events.

CAREER 

SUCCESS

Leave prepared for the next step in your career by connecting with MBP's worldwide alumni network located across varied biotech-related fields, and using support from McCormick and Northwestern''s career offices.

Top-tier faculty

Excel through instruction from Northwestern's world-class faculty members and individual collaboration with leading industry researchers.

ACCESS TO 

LEADING FACILITIES

Leave prepared for the next step in your career by connecting with MBP's worldwide alumni network located across varied biotech-related fields, and using support from McCormick and Northwestern''s career offices.

CAREER 

SUCCESS

EDI's intimate nature ensures students gain access to an unparalleled mentoring focus, and EDI's co-directors leverage their networks to broaden student resources.board members.

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"If you have identified biotechnology as a field in which you want to work, or may want to work, MBP provides hands-on exposure to both biotechnology practice and the biotechnology industry, in a way that both lets you make highly-informed choices in your subsequent career and renders you more competitive for 
positions that may truly fit your 
professional goals."

Joshua Leonard
MBP Faculty

coursework, training in current industry practices, industry exposure and mentorship, and development in the soft skills necessary to excel in business, MBP graduates are prepared for biotechnology-related careers both in and out of the lab.

Discoveries in the field of biotechnology have already brought us insulin, cancer and auto-immune therapeutics, cell and gene therapies, and have pioneered bio-based environmental solutions such as pollution remediation.
Through extensive laboratory research, integrate

Discoveries in the field of biotechnology have already brought us insulin, cancer and auto-immune therapeutics, cell and gene therapies, and have pioneered bio-based environmental solutions such as pollution remediation.
Through extensive laboratory research, integrated coursework, training in current industry practices, industry exposure and mentorship, and development in the soft skills necessary to excel in business, MBP graduates are prepared for biotechnology-related careers both in and out of the lab.

FOCUSED 
PROGRAM

Earn a master's degree in 15-21 months, depending on an optional six-month internship.

Comprehensive 
Curriculum

Deepen knowledge of science, engineering, and the business of biotech.  Polish often overlooked soft skills to enable 
career advancement.

CUSTOMIZABLE


Prepare for a specific career path through an internship, or  electives, or by earning a certificate or minor.

Extensive Research experience

Conduct >1,000 research  hours - a sought-after hallmark of the MBP program. Benefit from classroom interaction  and one-on-one mentorship with leading researchers.

unique 70/30 blend of technology and business coursework

principles and newer,  emerging technologies. Business courses (30 percent) in finance, marketing, and management provide a framework for students to understand how to translate their technology ideas into practical business solutions.

MSIT provides an intensive and unique curriculum across three fundamental areas: communication systems and networks, computing systems engineering, and business and management principles. Technical courses (70 percent) focus on fundamental engineering

WHY NORTHWESTERN?

If you have identified biotechnology as a field in which you want to work, or may want to work, MBP provides hands-on exposure to both biotechnology practice and the biotechnology industry, in a way that both lets you make highly-informed choices in your subsequent career and renders you more competitive for 
positions that may truly fit your 
professional goals.

Joshua Leonard
MBP Faculty

Master of Biotechnology

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