Masters Program Descriptions

UCI professor Peter Bowler lab practicals in San Joaquin Marsh
photo: Nicole Del Castillo/UC Irvine Communications

Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science

The Masters in Conservation and Restoration Science (MCRS) is a professional degree program designed to provide the graduate with the skills and knowledge base necessary to hold leadership and management positions in environmental fields related to conservation, restoration, and sustainability. This is a highly collaborative program, portions of which will embed students into real-world conservation and restoration settings through community partnerships.

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Biotechnology

The Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry offers a graduate program in Biotechnology leading to the Master’s of Science degree in Biological Sciences. The program emphasizes formal training and immediate participation in research. Students participate in core technical laboratories in protein isolation and characterization, animal and microbial cell culture and recombinant DNA methodology, and participate in individual faculty research projects. A specialization is offered in Stem Cell Biology.

For more information, please visit the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry’s website.

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Biotechnology Management

The Master of Science Program in Biotechnology Management (MSBTM) is a multi-disciplinary program offered jointly by the Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, the Paul Merage School of Business, and the Department of Biomedical Engineering. It is a professional program designed to provide essential training in both science and management. The two-year curriculum emphasizes innovation, and is designed to bridge the gap between the scientific and business sides of the biotechnology industry. Graduates will have the flexibility to enter the job market as scientists, managers, or both.

For more information, please visit the Department of Molecular Biology & Biochemistry’s website here.

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