Our Mission

Temple University's Professional Science Master's degree program in Biotechnology is designed to provide its graduates with the knowledge and tools to tackle important problems that impact human health and the environment. In our program, students will combine a focused curriculum that culminates in an independent research project. In the environmental arena, students learn and apply remediation approaches that employ plants, fungi, and microorganisms to reduce urban, rural and industrial contamination, including waste runoff from livestock, mining and logging operations. The program draws from the strengths of the diverse and world-renowned Temple faculty as well as scientists from the large biotechnology hub in the Philadelphia region, including state, local and federal government agencies.

What is Biotechnology?

Biotechnology is, at its simplest, technology based on biology. It harnesses cellular and biomolecular processes to develop technologies and products that help imporove our lives and the health of our planet. Historically, humanity has used biotechnological processes to make useful food products including bread and cheese, as well as to preserve dairy products. Modern Biotechnology provides breakthrough products and technologies to combat debilitating and rare diseases, reduce out environmental footprint, feed the hungry, use less and cleaner energy, and have safer, cleaner and more efficient industrial manufacturing processes. More than 13 million farmers around the world use agricultural biotechnology to increase yields, prevent damage from insects and pests, and to reduce farmings impact on the environment. Recent advances in biotechnology are helping us prepare for and meet society's most pressing challenges.

What is a Professional Science Master's?

A Professional Science Master's Degree is a unique Master's degree with a dual emphasis on science training and professional development. It is designed specifically to prepare students to move directly from school or another career into a new career.

The Temple PSM in Biotechnology has been designed for recent graduates and professionals who have a bachelor's degree of equivalent in a STEM field (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math).