Professional Science Master's in Biotechnology
Cutting-edge research. Hands-on science. A competitive career starts here.
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?
Saint Mary's PSM in Biotechnology is a two-year program designed for working professionals. 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.
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.
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! Apply by our March 31st General Deadline!
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.
SCHOOL AND DEPARTMENT INFORMATION
Vidya Chandrasekaran, Ph.D.
Program Director, PSM in Biotechnology
Assistant Director of Admissions and Recruitment