Master your knowledge in biochemistry, biostatistics, and bioinformatics while developing critical business skills in accounting, finance, negotiation, regulatory, and legal matters with this dual degree.

Degree Type:
Dual Degree
Entry Terms:
Fall, Spring, and Summer
Mode of Study:
Online, Onsite
Baltimore, MD, Washington, DC
31 courses (10 for the MS in Biotechnology; 21 for the MBA)
Time to Complete:
Varies based on course availability and schedule
$5,008 per course for the MS in Biotechnology portion of the degree. Tuition rates for the MBA are available on the Carey Business School website. Learn more about tuition and fees.

Program Overview

In today’s aggressive biotechnology business environment, there’s an increasing demand for leaders who understand both the science and business of biotechnology. The MS in Biotechnology/MBA is one of the nation’s first and largest dual graduate degree programs in biotechnology and business.

The Johns Hopkins MS in Biotechnology/MBA—offered through the Krieger School of Arts and Sciences and the Carey Business School—allows you to earn two advanced degrees in less time than it takes to earn them separately. The program is specially designed to fit the schedules of working adults, following a curriculum sequence that allows you to complete both degrees in three years.

The program capitalizes on the strengths of leading experts, Johns Hopkins academics, and a diverse student body.

What It’s Like to Study Biotechnology and MBA at Hopkins

Program Requirements

  • Complete simultaneously
  • Receive two degrees

MS in Biotechnology Program Requirements

The Master of Science in Biotechnology portion of the dual degree includes ten courses – please note that some concentrations have modified the general program requirements.

Four Core Courses

  • Science Core:
    1. Molecular Biology
    2. Advanced Cell Biology
    3. Cellular Signal Transduction

  • Biotechnology Core:
    4. Proseminar in Biotechnology

Six Elective Courses selected among the Science Electives or General Electives

Program Directors

For MBA Program Requirements, Contact Carey Business School

Current students, please contact your MBA Academic Advisor if you have any questions.

Carey Business School Admissions

Take the Next Step

Get the tools and knowledge necessary to manage the business of a biotechnology organization—from marketing and corporate finance to business ethics and law.

International Students in this Dual Degree

International students are eligible for F-1 sponsorship while pursuing this dual degree program. If you change from the dual degree to the MBA only, visa sponsorship will not be possible because the MBA is a part-time program – part-time programs are not eligible for F-1 sponsorship. All F-1 authorizations for students in a dual degree are based on the full-time AAP degree program. Contact the Office of International Services if you have any questions:

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