Professional Science Master's in Biotechnology

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Cutting-edge research. Hands-on science. A competitive career starts here with an MS in Biotechnology.

The Professional Science Master’s in Biotechnology at Saint Mary’s offers students an elevated education with real-world impact. You’ll grapple with complex business and technology issues in innovative ways, learning through hands-on research that takes you from theory to practice—all shaped by actual leaders in the industry to guarantee relevance and success.

What is the PSM in Biotechnology?

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Master's degree in Biotechnology student looking through microscope

Your Career Begins Here

Saint Mary's PSM in Biotechnology is a two-year program designed for working professionals culminating in a MS in Biotechnology degree upon graduation. The courses offer flexible scheduling options and small class sizes with cohort-style learning that encourages networking and support systems. Students gain hands-on experience in our industry-standard laboratories, tailored courses on the business of biotechnology, and an internship with Bay Area industry leaders in the final semester.

Supercharge Your Future

There’s more than business savvy and molecular biology here—our PSM in Biotechnology explores the human side of biotechnology with careful consideration of legal, social, and ethical issues for a truly holistic understanding of the field. Check out an in-depth look at our curriculum plan here.

We’re committed to keeping the PSM in Biotechnology accessible. Between FAFSA, teaching and research assistantships, and graduate scholarships for both need and merit, there’s support for every endeavor at Saint Mary’s. Learn more about Tuition & Graduate Financial Aid.

Our nationally-renowned faculty are deeply invested in student success, using their research acumen and professional experience to support and elevate you during the PSM and into your career afterward. 

Biotech student examining a project.

What can I do with a PSM in Biotechnology?

The PSM in Biotechnology activates your career—wherever you choose to go with it. PSM graduates go on to work with industry leaders in biotech as scientists, project managers, and more, while others continue as research associates, business-research liaisons, or interface with the public as sales specialists.

Biotech student preparing to use a microscope.

Explore Biotech Admissions

Whether you’ve got a bachelor’s in a biotech-adjacent field or just a strong background in science, the PSM in Biotech degree is right for you!

Saint Mary's PSM in Biotech program utilizes a rolling admissions policy—meaning applications will be reviewed for Fall 2024 on an ongoing basis. That said, students are still encouraged to submit their materials as soon as possible to ensure timely application review and processing.

The PSM in Biotechnology Advisory Board

This is a program for the real world, shaped by the real world. Our advisory board is made up of distinguished Bay Area professionals, whose expert guidance ensures the program has an impact that exceeds expectations for graduates and the industry alike.

Upcoming Graduate Biotech Events

SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENT INFORMATION

Vidya Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.
Program Director, PSM in Biotechnology
vc5@stmarys-ca.edu
925-631-4251


Collin Skeen
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment 
cas38@stmarys-ca.edu
925-631-4190