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Master of Biotechnology (MS)

School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University

The Master of Biotechnology (MS) program objective is to provide students with the knowledge and skills necessary to work in the fields of regulation of drug approval and other biotechnology applications, management positions in the biotechnology industry, and working for law firms in biotechnology. The program provides students with an advanced scientific education and prepares them scientifically for diverse careers in the Biotechnology and Pharmaceutical industries. The Master of Biotechnology program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Biotechnology curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student’s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU’s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.

Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum)

Core Courses and Topics in Biotechnology:

  • Tissue Engineering
  • Molecular BiologyMaster of Biotechnology
  • Cell Biology
  • Genetic Systems
  • Immunobiology
  • Engineering Biotechnology Track
  • Biomechanics and Transport
  • Molecular Structure
  • Nanoscale Systems Biology
  • Biomaterials
  • Intellectual Property, Patents and Licensing
  • Regulation and Ethics
  • Business Fundamentals for Biotechnology
  • Early Drug Discovery
  • Project Management and Leadership
  • Genomics Sequencing
  • Eukaryotic Molecular Genetics

Orientation Courses:

  • Communication & Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
  • Organization Theory (Portfolio)
  • Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
  • Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)   
  • Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)   
  • Fundamental Principles I  (Philosophy of Education)
  • Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)    
  • Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree) 

Research Project in Biotechnology:

Masters Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)
Publication: Each Master of Biotechnology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.

Career Center Master of Biotechnology

BIO Career Guide for a Master of Biotechnology

Biotechnology uses living cells and materials produced by cells to create pharmaceutical, diagnostic, agricultural, environmental, and other products to benefit society. The science of biotechnology is also used to alter genetic information in animals and plants to improve them in some way that benefits people. Because biotechnology essentially uses the basic ingredients of life to make new products, it is both a cutting-edge technology and an applied science. Analysts have predicted that biotechnology will be one of the most important applied sciences of the 21st century.

The following is a list of typical, entry-level biotechnology positions, followed by job descriptions. Many of the entry-level biotechnology jobs described herein are the first of several tiers within the same general areas of responsibility.

Quality Control:
Quality Control Analyst
Quality Control Engineer
Environmental Health and Safety Specialist
Quality Assurance Auditor
Validation Engineer
Validation Technician

Clinical Research:
Clinical Research Administrator
Clinical Coordinator
Clinical Programmer
Clinical Data Specialist
Drug Experience Coordinator
Clinical Research Associate
Animal Handler
Animal Technician
Technical Writer

Manufacturing & Production:
Product Development Engineer
Production Planner Scheduler
Manufacturing Technician
Packaging Operator
Manufacturing Research Associate
Instrument Calibration Technician
Biochemical Development Engineer
Process Development Associate
Assay Analyst
Manufacturing Engineer

Regulatory Affairs:
Regulatory Affairs Specialist
Documentation Coordinator
Documentation Specialist

Information Systems:
Library Assistant
Scientific Programmer Analyst
Marketing and Sales
Market Research Analyst
Systems Analyst
Sales Representative
Customer Service Representative
Technical Services Representative

Technical Recruiter
Human Resources Representative
Patent Administrator
Patent Agent

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