The Master of Biotechnology (MBt) Degree
The Master of Biotechnology (MBt) is a professional science master's degree program that will educate the future leaders of the biotechnology industry. The curriculum is offered through the Program in Applied Biotechnology Studies, a consortium of three member CSU campuses, Los Angeles (LA), Fullerton (F), and Pomona (P). (See http://www.calstate.edu/pabs/.) The two-year program provides thorough training not only in the science and skills fundamental to the industry, but also in essential business, information literacy, communication, project management, cross-functional teamwork and group leadership skills. The curriculum for the degree includes a series of required core courses to be taken by all members of a class as a cohort. Required courses are distributed among three different campuses as described further at the program website: http://www.calstate.edu/pabs/applicants/curriculum-overview.shtml.
Students choose elective courses to specialize in one of six areas that are commonly applied to the biotechnology industry:
- Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
- Analytical Chemistry
- Regulatory Affairs
Students will obtain valuable business skills and experience by interning with leading biotechnology and biomedical device companies in the Southern California region, and through their capstone MBt project. This culminating experience includes the completion of a team-based project, an individually written project report, and a team-based presentation of the project findings.
Visit the Program for Applied Biotechnology Studies: Master of Biotechnology (PABS-MBt) web site for more information regarding application, admission, curriculum, and requirements. The application instructions at the website accessible from this link supersede information currently found in the Cal State LA online catalog.