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Welcome to the M.S. In Biotechnology Program Web Site


Several recent graduates of the M.S. in Biotechnology Program have moved on to Ph.D. graduate programs at Georgia State University (biofuels), Howard University (medical school, cancer biology, and microbiology), and here in the Biology Department at The Catholic University of America.

Other graduates are now working at local biotechnology companies including Medimmune and CC Biotech LLC.


Students currently matriculating this summer are completing research internships at the National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Army Medical Research Institute of Infectious Diseases (USAMRIID).

We are proud of all of our graduates and the career successes that they are enjoying.

Dr. Frank Portugal

As Director of the M.S. in Biotechnology Program, I am also pleased that you have come to the Catholic University of America Web site. I understand how important choosing a career path is. Once you have made that choice, you want to select an institution that gives you the best opportunity to achieve success.

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Why Get an M.S. in Biotechnology Degree?

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Why CUA for the M.S. in Biotechnology Program?

Catholic University of America offers a unique M.S. in Biotechnology Program that enables biotechnology internships not restricted to just commercial companies, maximal flexibility to students for choosing a program and course of study, and open access to faculty who are fully engaged in both teaching and research in their fields.

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Biotech and Beyond

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Dr. Portugal exhibiting the Catholic University's new biotechnology program with two other local universities at the BIO International Conference in Washington, D.C. this past summer.