Biotechnology M.S.

What you can do with a Biotechnology M.S.

Graduates with degrees from the IU Biotechnology Program have gone directly into a wide variety of careers in the life sciences, as well as to graduate and professional school. Biotechnology staff members, together with experts from the IU Walter Center for Career Achievement are pleased to discuss career options and exploration strategies with students. You will have several opportunities to interact with practitioners in biotechnological firms and organizations.

Here are a few positions obtained by our M.S. in Biotechnology students upon graduation:

  • Biologist, Eli Lilly
  • Specialist, United States Food and Drug Administration
  • Supervisor, Indiana State Department of Health
  • Molecular Biologist, IHMA (International Health Management Associates)
  • Contract Researcher, United States National Institutes of Health
  • Microbiologist, Catalent
  • Associate Scientist, Bristol Myers Squibb
  • Scientist, Covance
  • Chemist, Seaway Pharma
  • Scientist, B2SLifeSciences
  • Scientist, Advanced Testing Laboratory
  • Senior Project Specialist, Syneos Health
  • Senior R+D Scientist, MilliporeSigma
  • Study Coordinator, BioAgilytix

Obtain a Professional Science Master’s degree

The IU Master of Science (M.S.) in Biotechnology is recognized as a Professional Science Master’s (P.S.M.) degree. Our innovative P.S.M. degree program allows you to pursue advanced training and excel in science without a Ph.D., while simultaneously developing highly valued organizational and enterprise skills without the additional time and expense needed to take business courses.

P.S.M. programs are characterized by ‘science-plus’ curricula, combining rigorous graduate study in science or mathematics with skills-based coursework in management, policy, regulation, or law. They emphasize the skills required in professional settings—written and verbal communication skills, leadership, and team building.

National Professional Science Master’s Association logo.

The National Professional Science Master’s Association explains the degree as one that prepares graduates to be as comfortable in the board room, court room, and other professional setting as in the science laboratory or bio-manufacturing facility.

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