Biotechnology/Science, Technology, and International Security Certificate
In today’s complex and uncertain world, the United States has made national security a priority. From the Department of Homeland Security to the National Intelligence Agency, there’s an increasing need for dynamic, multi-skilled professionals to join the nation’s efforts to protect its citizens and way of life. Johns Hopkins has designed the Master of Science in Biotechnology/Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security to meet the needs of America’s security community in the field of biodefense.
|Course Locations||MS in Biotechnology: Rockville, MD; Baltimore, MD; Online.
Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security: Washington, DC; Online.
|Available 100% Online||MS in Biotechnology – No
Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security – Yes
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Degree Requirements||13 courses (10 for the MS in Biotechnology; three for the Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security)|
The Johns Hopkins MS in Biotechnology/Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security offers you a unique, multidisciplinary educational experience while training you to support the mission of the security community. It’s a popular option for students because it gives you the opportunity to pursue your MS in Biotechnology (with a concentration in biodefense) while earning the certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security simultaneously.
The program offers an extensive exploration of basic science, applied science, and lab science, with a focus on national defense along with a traditional grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, and proteomics. It also brings together experts in government, international relations, bioscience, and military affairs to provide you with the tools to analyze threats that challenge US security, at home and abroad.
It’s a comprehensive approach that will support your professional advancement by providing a complementary education in both the policy language of national security and the scientific underpinnings of biodefense. More than that, this dual degree program provides you with an essential blend of skills highly sought after by the defense and intelligence communities.
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The Ideology of al Qaeda and ISIS: An Interview with Dr. Shiraz Maher
Do al Qaeda and ISIL fight the way they do because of their understanding of Islam? Or do they have the understanding of Islam they do because they are fighting? What do they believe anyway and what sort of theological contortions did they have to go through to justify those beliefs? Dr. Shiraz Maher of Kings College London and an adjunct in our MA in Global Security Studies discusses his book Salafi Jihadism: The History of an Idea with Dr. Mark Stout.
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