Bioscience Means Business

The Master of Microbial Biotechnology program adds business insights to your science expertise.
Two technicians wearing protective lab gear work in the Golden LEAF Biomanufacturing Training and Education Center on Centennial Campus.

Take Your Career to the Next Level

NC State’s Master of Microbial Biotechnology is designed for driven scientists who want to work in the growing biotech industry — or related fields such as health care.

Industry needs skilled scientists who also understand business. Our two-year, non-thesis master’s program helps you master both sides of biotech.

If you’re ready to expand your bioscience career, share your details, and we’ll be in touch with more information.

Enhance Your Expertise

Excel beyond the science industry. After cultivating business know-how, our students graduate with a wealth of career possibilities.

Develop Practical Skills

Real-world experience is part of our curriculum. Industry projects and internships at companies like FujiFilm, Pfizer and LabCorp let students explore their potential in real time.

Grow Your Professional Network

Meet peers, faculty and industry leaders dedicated to improving the world through biotechnology. Together, you can solve the next big problem.

Make Yourself at Home

Our hometown was named the second best place to live by U.S. News & World Report. Earn a high-caliber education while enjoying Raleigh's high quality of life.

Add on an MBA

Don't stop at one master's degree. Our students have the option to earn both a master's in microbial biotechnology and a master's in business administration in three years.

94% Job Placement Rate

within three months of graduation

$72,000 Average Starting Salary

within six months of graduation

100% Job Satisfaction

reported by our graduates

2,000+ Biotech Companies

are based in the Research Triangle — and seeking qualified experts to grow their business

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Our students learn how to pair scientific problem-solving with evidence-based business methods. This competitive edge opens a realm of professional prospects for graduates.

Elevate your skills, expand your network and work in one of the nation’s leading biotech hubs, the Research Triangle, anchored by NC State and two other world-class universities.

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I wanted a graduate program with a flexible curriculum that lets me explore all sides of biotech.

Abi Nails ‘19