The Master of Microbial Biotechnology degree program at N.C. State University represents one of the first and most successful Professional Science Masters programs in the country. Coupling innovative graduate science training with MBA-level business coursework, the MMB experience promotes strong transitions into bioscience careers. The University sits near Research Triangle Park, one of the country's largest hubs for biotechnology and innovative research, and the MMB program draws upon interactions with bioscience industry companies in RTP and elsewhere to offer students highly relevant bioscience industry practicum projects and internships. The MMB program further offers students an opportunity to earn an MBA degree after an additional year of study!



From the MMB Director, Dr. Paul Hamilton: 

NCSU’s Master of Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) program is a unique blend of science and business education with practical training in the biotechnology industry.  Industrial professionals continue to support the MMB program by providing a variety of resources including guest lectures, mentoring, practicum projects, internships and jobs.  MMB students develop their academic and professional careers through immersive industry experiences, professional network building, MBA and practicum project-based courses, and an internship.  Our graduates find that the industry-relevant training that they received in the MMB program eased their transition into the biotechnology industry and enhanced their ability to land a rewarding job.


Average Salary is $83,779 a year Students graduating from the Master of Microbial Biotechnology (MMB) Program enjoy tremendous success  and career satisfaction in the biotech industry.