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Biotechnology, PSM

Coupling research in molecular biology with bioentrepreneurship

In the world’s largest biotech hub, combine lab research with business in topics ranging from business development to ethical manufacturing. Our program is situated among the greatest concentration of biotechnology activity in the world, with over 200 biotech companies in the Bay Area. Over 90% job placement or PhD program from our last three cohorts.

Apply Now for 2023

We are accepting applications for Fall 2023. The Fall 2023 priority deadline is February 15, 2023. The Fall 2023 deadline is April 15, 2023.

Students who apply by the priority application date are eligible for the Dean's Scholarship.

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Convenient Schedule

All required classes are held in the late afternoon to evening, allowing students to continue in their full-time jobs or find part-time or full-time jobs in the industry while enrolled in our two-year program.

Program Overview


Internships are a key feature of the program. The San Francisco Bay Area is at the center of biotechnology in the United States. These internships have often led to full-time positions for our students after completion of the program.


Developed with Employers

Our professional science master's (PSM) program gives students advanced training in the sciences while developing highly sought-after business skills. Each PSM degree is developed in concert with employers as preparation for science-based careers in innovative organizations and industries. Since most biologists are trained with few or no business tools, the PSM offers more versatile training than a traditional master of science degree.

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Biotechnology, PSM

Christina Tzagarakis-Foster, Program Director
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080

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