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Medical Biotechnology

Important Note: This is the archived version of the 2012–2014 Graduate Catalog. The information on these pages was archived on August 22, 2012 and will not be updated as requirement and/or program changes are approved.

Admission Requirements Degree Requirements

Mailing Address:
1601 Parkview Avenue
Rockford, IL 61107

Campus Location: U of I College of Medicine at Rockford
Program Code: 20FS5020MS7
Telephone: (815) 395-5794
Web Site:

Department Head: Ramaswamy Kalyanasundaram

Director of Graduate Studies: Khalifah Sidik

The University of Illinois College of Medicine at Rockford offers graduate training leading to the Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology degree. The program is administered by the Department of Biomedical Sciences.

The Master of Science in Medical Biotechnology will train students in the major techniques and disciplines commonly used in biotechnology. Course subjects may include recombinant DNA and genomics, protein production and proteomics, biological systems, drug design and development processes. In addition, students will receive direct experience with many of the analytical and testing techniques used in the biotechnology and healthcare industries. Work place related training will include an introduction to pertinent regulatory issues and practices, basic training proposal preparation and public presentation of technical topic and training in program management systems and product development processes.

A unique aspect of this program is the focus on biotechnology in medicine. Students are trained in the sciences and business practices important to biotechnology using medical applications. Scientists with industrial biotechnology experience, legal and regulatory professionals that serve the industry and practicing physicians will participate as instructors in the experience-directed course work and research activities.

Classes will also be offered in the evenings or weekends, thereby allowing students to earn their MS degree while still working full- or part-time.

Admissions Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, applicants must meet the following admissions requirements:

Master of Science

Degree Requirements

In addition to the Graduate College minimum requirements, students must meet the following program requirements:

Master of Science