Biotech Students smiling.
Biotechnology, PSM

Career Outcomes

Our graduates take advantage of being in the Bay Area — the largest biotech cluster in the country — and now work with many established biotech companies, as well as start-ups, that are using cutting-edge technology to shape the future.

Biotech student in lab.


Being in a science field, doing experiments, you’re going to come across a lot of failure, a lot of obstacles, but you do that in the hopes of finding something and creating something that could potentially help millions, billions of people in the world.”



Average salary for the Class of 2023

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I chose USF because it scored highest on a list of criteria I set for what I was looking for in a biotech program. For example, the school's location being in one of the major biotech hubs of the world and the internship requirement. I felt like it was the perfect environment for me to get out of my comfort zone and grow with the mentorship of amazing professors.

Perla Abi Kheirs '24

Meet Sarah Ives

Sarah Ives, a biotechnology graduate, and Jacob Glanville, Master's Program Board Member, are working to make the world a healthier place.

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A partial list:

  • 10x Genomics

  • Alector

  • Allogene Therapeutics

  • Berkeley Lights

  • Calico Life Sciences

  • Cargill

  • CellCarta

  • Cellecta Inc.

  • Centivax

  • Decibio

  • Denali Therapeutics

  • DNALite Therapeutics

  • Exelixis

  • Genentech

  • Guardant Health

  • IDEAYA Biosciences

  • IGM Biosciences

  • Laboratory for Genomics Research

  • Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory

  • Lyell Immunopharma

  • Nkarta Therapeutics

  • Noah Medical

  • Parallel Health

  • Pliant Therapeutics

  • PrognomiQ Inc

  • Singular Genomics


  • Synthego

  • UC Berkeley

  • YaliBio

Job Titles

A partial list:

  • Applications Research Associate

  • Associate Scientist

  • Business Development Manager

  • Clinical Study Coordinator

  • NGS Research Associate

  • Principle Research Associate

  • Process Development Associate II

  • Product Manager

  • QC Manager

  • Quality Assurance Specialist

  • R&D Scientist

  • Research Associate

  • Research Associate II & III

  • Research Project Coordinator

  • Research Scientist

  • Senior Data Analyst

  • Senior Research Associate

  • Senior Scientist

  • Technical Applications Scientist

  • Technical Solutions Engineer

Biotechnology, PSM

Christina Tzagarakis-Foster \n Brian Young, Program Co-Directors
2130 Fulton St.
San Francisco, CA 94117-1080