Program Description

UMBC’s Biotechnology curriculum is intended to address changes in the needs of the biotechnology industry through experiential learning. The curriculum provides advanced instruction in the life sciences, along with coursework in regulatory affairs, leadership, management, and financial management in a life science-oriented business.

Degrees Offered:

Certificate in Biotechnology Management
Certificate in Biochemical Regulatory Engineering

Department: College of Natural and Mathematical Sciences

Part-Time or Full-Time:  Full-time and Part-Time

Online or On Campus:  Both (Shady Grove only)

Accelerated Program

Admissions Requirements

A bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or any subject with sufficient coursework in relevant life science topics such as foundations of biology and organic chemistry OR a bachelor’s degree in any subject combined with work experience in the life sciences.

Application Requirements:
  • 3.0 GPA or above on a 4.0 scale
  • Statement outlining the student’s goals and expectations in the program
  • Current, industry formatted resume
  • Official transcripts from each college & university previously attended
Optional Documents:
  • Professional letters of recommendation
  • GRE test is not required
Additional International Requirements:

Term of Admission: Fall, Spring, and Summer
Application Deadlines:
August 1 for Fall admission
December 1 for Spring admission
May 1 for Summer admission (Domestic Applicants Only)

Contact Us

Graduate Program Director:

Mark Schenerman,

Graduate Program Coordinator:

Karina Jenkins, 301-738-6285,


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