Based on a history of producing forward-thinking innovators and technology leaders, WPI blends theory and practice to give graduate students a robust life sciences education. Selective courses allow them to experience the hands-on skills needed to launch a successful industry-focused career in biology and biotechnology
The BETC also gives graduate students and faculty the unique opportunity to further their research in a scalable manufacturing facility. Researchers developing therapeutic compounds can partner with the BETC to test their processes in our production plant, using state-of-the-art equipment and instrumentation under the guidance of WPI faculty and industry professionals with directly relevant expertise.
WPI offers a wide array of graduate programs involving Biomanufacturing:
- Biology and Biotechnology Department
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
Online Graduate Programs at WPI
WPI’s online MS degree in Biotechnology is a skills-focused, non-thesis degree program that offers a broad base in the technical knowledge and lab training needed for professional careers in the biotech industry. This blended program combines online coursework with onsite lab sessions at WPI’s Worcester, MA, campus. Lab requirements vary by course and are scheduled to accommodate working professionals.
The Master of Science in Bioscience Management provides students with the practical knowledge in the areas of biotechnology, chemistry and business administration to make strategic decisions within a bio-related industry.
This certificate program is designed to meet the needs of a variety of corporations and individuals who are interested in honing advanced technical and business skill sets necessary to fill leadership roles within the life science industry. Inherent in the program of study is sufficient course selection flexibility for students to, if desired and admitted, be able to continue their graduate studies and earn an MS degree online in Biotechnology or Bioscience Administration, depending on student interest and background.