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The Master of Microbial Biotechnology Program (MMB) is recognized by the Council of Graduate Schools as a Professional Science Master’s degree (PSM). The MMB degree combines training in Microbiology, Business and Biotechnology. This degree is specifically designed to prepare students for positions in the biotechnology, biopharmaceutical and agrobusiness industries. The program includes courses that involve semester-long interactions with local biotechnology companies as well as foundational courses in microbiology, business management and molecular biology.
Applications are invited from individuals holding B.S. or M.S. degrees in the physical and life sciences. Applications should be received before May 1 to be considered for Fall semester admission. The Graduate Record Exam (GRE) is required and should be taken sufficiently early so that scores can be submitted and evaluated along with the application. Other requirements include all relevant transcripts, three letters of recommendation and a personal statement that describes the applicant's career goals as well as why they are pursuing the MMB degree.
Master's Degree Requirements
The Master of Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) degree requires 40 credit hours, including four semesters involvement in an Industry Case Studies course, as well as a summer industry internship. This program also can be combined with a Master of Business Administration (MBA) offered through the College of Management.
Student Financial Support
A limited number of full-time participants in the Master of Microbial Biotechnology program may be eligible for Teaching Assistantships. The number of TA positions available varies every semester and there are no guaranteed positions. Students in the MMB program should assume that they will self-fund their education.