Camarillo, Calif., Nov. 19, 2010 – A graduate scholarship for $30,000 has been received from Amgen for the MS in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics program and the MS in Biotechnology and MBA dual degree programs. The scholarships will be used to provide financial assistance to graduate students wishing to enter the biotechnology field.

Dr. Ching-Hua Wang, Director of the MS in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics program said, “In the last two years, we have received $125,000 of scholarship funds from Amgen. We are very grateful for Amgen’s continued support to our graduate students enrolled in our professional science master’s programs.”

CI students pursuing the two professional science master’s (PSM) programs have the opportunity to study scientific principles and knowledge underlying the rapidly advancing field of biotechnology and will learn sophisticated lab techniques in research and development.  They will be exposed to legal and intellectual property issues and learn the skills and knowledge important in business and entrepreneurship.

These two PSM programs are considered the best in the 23 campus CSU system, with the dual degree program being awarded an Outstanding Academic Program Award.  These PSM programs have received multiple grants and can boast that nearly all of its graduates are currently either employed in the biotech industry, engaged in research or are pursuing doctoral degrees.

For further information about the MS in Biotechnology and Bioinformatics program and the MS in Biotechnology and MBA dual degree programs, contact Extended University at 805-437-3201 or

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