Professional Science Master's (PSM) Degree Program in Biotechnology: Concentration in Quality Assurance

The Professional Science Master's (PSM) with a concentration in Biotechnology, specialization in Quality Assurance provides industry-focused scientific and management training to life science professionals, positioning them for future success in managerial or supervisory roles as they advance in their careers. Aligned with the University’s institutional mission of offering programs that produce qualified graduates needed for the Commonwealth job market, the Biotechnology program is flexible and adaptable to the diverse needs of employers in the Massachusetts life sciences community. This PSM program includes the option of earning a Certificate in Quality Assurance in Biotechnology.

PSM Program Highlights

Student Spotlight
Aditya Venkatesh

PhD Student in Drug Development Course

The course provided an extensive overview of the various stages involved in the drug development process, which gave me a whole new appreciation for the industry."

Guest Speaker Spotlight
Lauren Celano

Founder and CEO, Propel Careers

The class was extremely engaged and very interested to develop their leadership skills. I appreciated the opportunity to provide insight on these important topics to help the students build and refine skills needed for their career success."

Student Spotlight
Professional Science Masters (PSM) degree student Eronie Nagasena presents on genome analysis
Eronie Nagasena

PSM Student

"I presented on the topic, 'Genome Analysis of Early Onset Patients Reveals Potential Colorectal Cancer (CRC) Promoting Mutations' for a project I worked on with Prof. Tony Ip and the team at the Molecular Medicine Department, UMass Medical School (UMMS) in Worcester."