Center for Biotechnology Education

The Johns Hopkins University Krieger School of Arts and Sciences created the Center for Biotechnology Education to engage diverse audiences in the world of biotechnology and to prepare the leaders of today, tomorrow, and the next generation for the challenges of the 21st century.

By expanding the scope of biotechnology education, the Center for Biotechnology Education is building a pipeline of students and professionals prepared to achieve success in K-12 education, graduate school, and the work environment in the fields of biotechnology, bioinformatics, regulatory science, and biotechnology enterprise and entrepreneurship.

The Center is home to the following degrees and certificates:

Graduate Degree Programs


“The JHU AAP MS in Biotechnology program is truly outstanding. Not only did I benefit from rigor of the curriculum, but the program’s flexibility allowed me to fully pursue my academic interests. Thanks to the program and my MS, I am now doing a PhD in genetics.” — Kipper Fletez-Brant, class of 2012

The Center’s mission is to expand the reach of biotechnology education through three channels:

Graduate Education

Our graduate programs are designed for working professionals — delivering the rigorous and practical curriculum they need to advance their careers or academic ambitions. Johns Hopkins’ Center for Biotechnology Education (CBE) Program is rooted in the multidisciplinary skills of basic research, drug discovery technologies, bioinformatics, regulatory affairs, food safety regulation, and product commercialization. The program offers five master’s degrees, graduate fellowships, and certificates.

Professional Development

Orchestrating partnerships with industry and government organizations to provide community outreach, professional development, educational opportunities, workshops, research symposia, and lecture series for academia, industry, and the general public.

Youth Programs

Inspiring the next generation to explore the world of biotechnology is an important objective of the Center. We developed several hands-on programs for children in elementary, middle and high school that introduce them to this exciting field.

I am a student in the MS in biotechnology program with a concentration in regulatory affairs. I am writing to say thank you for the great job announcement posts. Thanks to information that I received from both Gabrielle Congalton and Jamie Austin, I learned of a regulatory strategy position with Pfizer, interviewed, and was offered a position on the company’s Collegeville, PA campus! I’m very excited and can’t wait to start! Thanks again!” — Monique Carter, class of 2014

Our goals are to increase public awareness and understanding of biotechnology, to inform educators of the resources and programs available locally and nationally, to become a resource center for biotechnology information, to coordinate training workshops for students and professionals, and to support biotechnology training and education locally, nationally, and internationally.

Emerging Opportunities in Biotechnology
Alumni Panel

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