The life science industry in Pennsylvania today has more than 2,300 businesses employing close to 80,000 people with a 459,720 total employment impact (5.8 national multiplier). All this growth has led to a significant economic impact close to $1 billion and created significant workforce opportunities in biotechnology for those employees with a master’s degree. BIO, a national biotechnology industry advocacy group, reports that Pennsylvania’s concentration of bioscience employment is 9 percent greater than the national average and the state is considered to have a specialized employment base in two of the five major subsectors—drugs and pharmaceuticals and research, testing, and medical labs.
Harrisburg University offers a 36-credit hour Master of Science in Biotechnology with concentrations in Biomanufacturing, Medical Biotechnology, and Business and Management of Biotechnology. Developed with extensive input from an advisory group comprised of CEOs and senior leaders of biotechnology firms, HU’s Biotechnology master’s degree program integrates medical science, research, manufacturing, and biotechnology-based business skills with leadership, teamwork and entrepreneurship skills that are essential for career success in the biotechnology field.
If you are an international student interested in pursuing a graduate degree, please email CPT@HarrisburgU.edu and the materials will be sent out to you. Or you can complete the online application here.
Program goals: Students graduating from Harrisburg University Biotechnology Master’s program would have:
Student Thank You Notes:
Dear Dr. Pattarkine,
“In the last semester, you have truly added value to my learning experience at HU. You taught me intangibles and gave me great insight to research. Working with you equipped me for the challenging road ahead. Thank You for sacrificing your time and making sure I grasp every concept and attain objectives we had in mind.”
Christian V. Njatcha
“Just wanted to say thanks for everything. Thanks for advising me and pushing me harder than the rest & most of all, thanks for a great experience here at HU! I really appreciate all that you’ve done for me!”
Learn more about the admissions process here. This M.S. program is not eligible for CPT. There is a concentration in biotechnology offered under the M.S. in Project Management that is eligible for CPT. For questions, email Masters@HarrisburgU.edu