Biomedical Graduate Education

Master’s Programs

Georgetown University offers a variety of biomedical master’s degree programs. Many offer both fall and spring admission, traditional and online modalities, as well as the opportunity to choose between full- or part-time attendance. Students attending full time typically complete their degree requirements in one year.

Biochemistry & Molecular Biology M.S.

This program emphasizes the core concepts of biochemistry and molecular biology as applied to biomedical sciences and biotechnology.

Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases M.S.

This program is designed for students interested in broadening their knowledge about prevention, detection and response to chemical, biological and radiological threat agents as well as emerging infectious diseases.

Bioinformatics M.S.

This program explores the development and application of computational tools and techniques for the collection, analysis, management and visualization of biological data, as well as modeling and simulation methods for the study of biological systems.

Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy M.S.

This unique, multidisciplinary program trains students to understand how scientific data can be evaluated and communicated clearly to the nonscientific community.

Biostatistics M.S.

This rigorous program provides integrated training in computational, quantitative and biomedical sciences to support health-related research performed in academia, government and industry.

Biotechnology M.S.

This program explores core concepts of biotechnology by integrating content and lab-based experimental science courses with an emphasis on business and science tracks.

Catholic Clinical Ethics Online M.A.

In Partnership with The Catholic University of America

This program prepares students for leadership at Catholic health care institutions to address complex social and ethical issues in health care, clinical treatment, genetics, biotechnology and policy within the framework of the Catholic moral tradition and teaching.

Clinical & Translational Research Online M.S.

This program offers coursework in essential skills of research methods, preparing graduates for careers as clinical faculty in medical centers, investigators in pharmaceutical or medical device industries, employees of clinical research organizations or federal agencies, or to support oversight roles within academic organizations or directorship of accredited specialty/subspecialty training programs.

Clinical Quality, Safety & Leadership Online Executive Master’s

In Collaboration with MedStar Health

This program is designed for both clinical and nonclinical health care professionals interested in developing higher excellence in health care quality and patient care services.

Health Informatics & Data Science M.S.

This program is designed to lead the transformation in health care through application in informatics and data science.

Health Physics M.S.

This program provides students with the opportunity to gain valuable experience in various areas associated with health physics, including radiation detection and dosimetry and environmental radiation protection.

Integrative Medicine & Health Sciences M.S.

This program trains students to objectively assess the safe practice and efficacy of various complementary and integrative medicine (CIM) modalities and introduce scientific rigor into understanding the mechanistic basis for CIM therapies such as acupuncture, massage, herbs and supplements, and mind-body interactions.

Integrative Neuroscience M.S.

This rigorous program is designed for completion in two consecutive full-time semesters. The curriculum includes an extensive integrated overview of neuroscience, statistics, experimental design and technical approaches.

Medical Physics M.S.

This program lays the foundation for physicists, mathematicians and engineers to provide radiation safety, protection and expertise in the fields of diagnostic imaging, radiology, nuclear medicine and radiation therapy.

Microbiology & Immunology M.S.

This program is for students looking to enhance their understanding of microbiology, immunology and various aspects of modern molecular genetics through experimental and lab-based research.

Pharmacology M.S.

This rigorous core program is for students looking to enhance their training in the fundamentals of pharmacology, physiology and biochemistry through coursework and cutting-edge, lab-based research.

Physiology M.S.

This one-year program is designed to prepare students for careers in medicine, dentistry and allied health professions, as well as careers in research, education and administration involving biomedical sciences.

Physiology, Special Master’s Program M.S.

A highly competitive postbac prep program for college graduates who wish to strengthen their credentials for application to U.S. medical schools.

Systems Medicine M.S.

This program introduces students to advances in the “-omics,” to the emerging tools in the field and how to integrate their use in clinical practice, and to the legal, social and ethical implications of research and clinical practice in the era of systems medicine.

Tumor Biology M.S.

This program provides students with an interdisciplinary concentration in the study of tumor biology as well as laboratory experience.