Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology

Our master of science (M.S.) in molecular biotechnology program prepares technically oriented people in recombinant DNA and molecular biological techniques such that they will be able to continuously maintain and update their theoretical knowledge and technical skills in this rapidly changing field. 

Completion of the molecular biotechnology program is ideal for careers in biotechnology or preparation for Ph.D. study. Wayne State University boasts an outstanding record of effective education and training in biotechnology with a 90 percent placement rate of graduates into career positions.

What is molecular biotechnology?

The marriage of genetics and molecular biology has given rise to the clusters of techniques which we call by such names as 'genetic engineering.' The techniques have rapidly become integral parts of modern biomedical and bioagricultural science, and they promise to transform our world.

For the study of basic biological processes, the ability to isolate and amplify a particular gene from the many thousands in an organism's genome and manipulate it in specific ways has altered the nature of the questions researchers ask. Certainly the existence of complete genome sequences for an increasing number of organisms promises to change the manner in which these sciences – and the industries dependent on them – will be practiced in the 21st century.

The biotechnology field offers rewarding career opportunities to individuals with the requisite skills. There is an increasing need for well educated and well trained technical staff people in the industry, in academia, and in government laboratories who can help guide increasingly complicated research projects to completion.