Accelerated M.S. in Systems Medicine

Highly motivated Georgetown B.S. in Human Science students can begin completing the requirements for the M.S. in Systems Medicine during the bachelor’s program.

The Master of Science in Systems Medicine at Georgetown University is the first in the nation to train students in the new era of Big Data and -omics. Students get hands-on experience in state-of-the-art -omics technology, including next-generation sequence analysis, microarray sequence analysis, and mining clinical resources.

One of the highlights of our program is the capstone project/practicum/internship, which allows students to gain desired hands-on work experience. Georgetown University is located in Washington, D.C., giving students easy access to the world’s best institutions and hospitals, including the NIH, HHMI, FDA, Inova Fairfax, and MedStar Health. Students will have internship opportunities in renowned institutions, and each student will be matched with a mentor based on their career goals and interests.


HSCI students with a minimum GPA of 3.5 in the major are eligible to apply to this program by January 15 of their junior year. Students who wish to apply should inquire with Sumaira Akber, Assistant Dean, School of Health, or Jason Tilan, Director of Accelerated BGE Pathways, Department of Human Science.

For more information about our program and admissions, please contact us.


Undergraduates start taking master’s courses in their senior year, earning the master’s degree in the spring after completing the Bachelor of Science.

Human Science Accelerated Master's Program Timeline. HSCI Junior Fall/Spring: Apply to M.S. program. HSCI Senior Fall: 2 HSCI core courses, 2 M.S. courses. HSCI Senior Spring: 2 HSCI core courses, 2 M.S. courses. M.S. Program Fall: Complete M.S. requirements.

Suggested Degree Plan

Senior – Fall

Course NameCredit(s)
HSCI 4972 Human Science Seminar/Capstone I3
HSCI 4510 Physiological Adaptations4
SYSM 5720 Physiological Genomics5
SYSM 5900 Applications of Biostatistics to Big Data3
15 Credits

Senior – Spring

Course NameCredit(s)
HSCI 4973 Human Science Seminar/Capstone II3
HSCI 3090 Immunology3
SYSM 5940 Translational Bioinformatics3
SYSM 5850 An Introduction to Genomic Medicine3
12 Credits

Upon completion of the undergraduate degree requirements, you will receive your bachelor’s degree and may participate in Commencement with your undergraduate class. Contact your advising dean for more information.

Master’s – Fall

Complete the Biomedical Graduate Education Orientation at the start of the semester.

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 7950 Systems Medicine Internship4
SYSM 5910 Biomedical Informatics3
Graduate electives7
14 Credits

Master’s – Spring

Course NameCredit(s)
SYSM 5960 Clinical Metabolomics2
Graduate elective2
4 Credits

Master’s Courses

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