Masters Granting Programs

Master of Biotechnology (MBT) Program

Director: Sabine Rech

The Professional Science Master of Biotechnology Program (MBT) is a formal 2-year degree program that integrates advanced, hands-on training in laboratory-based biotechnologies with MBA-level business courses from the College of Business. Through elective choices, students supplement the core program with additional hands-on science or MBA courses to support their career goals. MBT program graduates are highly trained individuals who have had direct exposure to the biotechnology corporate world and are ready to make immediate contributions to biotechnology companies. Graduates have been hired for research, product development, marketing, regulatory affairs, clinical affairs, project management, quality control, and other types of positions. 


Stem Cell Internships Laboratory-based Learning (SCILL)

Director: Tzvia Abramson

The San José State University Consortium for Stem Cell Internships in Laboratory-based Learning (SCILL) Program provides coursework towards a Master's degree in the Department of Biological Sciences (Master of Arts or Master of Biotechnology) at San José State University and a 12-month, full-time internship in stem cell research in one of four host institutions. The host institutions are Stanford University, the University of California Santa Cruz, the Parkinson's Institute, and biotech companies TBA. The SCILL Program is supported by a Bridges to Stem Cell Research Grant from The California Institute of Regenerative Medicine (CIRM).