Biotechnology/Science, Technology, and International Security

The Certificate in Science, Technology and International Security is no longer accepting applicants. However, the MS in Biotechnology continues unchanged. Students presently in the Combined MS in Biotechnology/Certificate in Science and Technology program will be able to finish as normal.

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.

MS in Biotechnology and Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security

Format MS in Biotechnology: Online and Onsite (Rockville, MD, and Baltimore, MD)
Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security: Online and Onsite (Washington, D.C.)
Entry Terms Fall, Spring, and Summer
Degree Requirements 13 courses:
10 courses for the MS in Biotechnology;
3 courses for the Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security
Length of Program Various based on course availability and schedule
Tuition Tuition for the MS in Biotechnology is $4,495 per course; for the Certificate in Science, Technology, and International Security is $4,111 per course.

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 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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