Following are the top leading universities offering Masters (MS) in Biotechnology programs:

University of Wisconsin – Madison
- The Master of Science in Biotechnology program is designed for working professionals who want to advance their careers in the biotechnology field.
- According to statistics compiled by the National Science Foundation (NSF), UW-Madison is the nation's third largest research university as measured by dollars spent on research, with research expenditures for fiscal 2008 totaling $882 million, a jump of $41 million over fiscal 2007 expenditures.

University of Maryland University College
- UMUC is one of the degree-granting institutions in the University System of Maryland (USM).
- It offers the Master of Science in Biotechnology Studies with three specializations: Bioinformatics; Biotechnology Management; Biosecurity and Biodefense.

Indiana University Bloomington
- The Masters of Science in Biotechnology is an intensive program designed to give students an understanding of the principles underlying biotechnologies and hands-on experience in advanced techniques.
- Indiana University Bloomington was named "College Of The Year Among Research Universities" by Time magazine in 2001.

Johns Hopkins University
- The MS in Biotechnology is grounded in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, and proteomics.
- It is a part-time degree program that can be completed fully online in most cases.
- JHU performed $1.68 billion in medical, science and engineering research in fiscal 2008, making it the top U.S. academic institution in total research and development spending for the 30th year in a row, according to the National Science Foundation ranking.

The University of Texas at Dallas
- The M.S. in Biotechnology is administered by the Department of Molecular and Cell Biology.
- The program is open to candidates with a bachelors degree, although those with laboratory science, mathematics, computer science, or engineering degrees are particularly encouraged to apply.

University of Central Florida
- The Master of Science in Biotechnology program is designed to give students broad knowledge and training in the scientific and practical aspects of biotechnology.
- MS students will have the option to complete a one-year, full-time MBA.

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