Johns Hopkins is a world leader in biological research and the global biotechnology industry. We challenge students with a rigorous, multi-disciplinary curriculum that fully prepares them to advance their careers and pursue their academic ambitions in the biotechnology field.
|Course Locations||Baltimore, MD; Rockville, MD; Online|
|Available 100% Onsite||Yes|
|Available 100% Online||Yes*|
|Entry Terms||Fall, Spring or Summer semester|
|Degree Requirements||10 courses|
|Tuition and Fees||Tuition in the 2019-2020 academic year is $4,495 per course.
Please note: 2019-2020 tuition rates are tentative pending approval by the Board of Trustees.
The Johns Hopkins MS in Biotechnology offers a comprehensive exploration of basic science, applied science, and lab science, with an industry focus. The program gives you a solid grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, and proteomics.
This 10-course degree program is thesis-optional and can be completed fully online. Students can enroll part-time or full-time. This Program offers a sufficient number of onsite courses to sustain students coming to the US on visas. Our curriculum will prepare you to engage in research, lead lab teams, make development and planning decisions, create and apply research modalities to large projects, and take the reins of management and marketing decisions.
Many students like the flexibility of the general degree; it allows them to tailor the coursework to meet their individual career goals. The program also offers six different concentrations: biodefense, bioinformatics, biotechnology enterprise, regenerative and stem cell technologies, regulatory affairs, or drug discovery.
Onsite courses are taught during evenings or weekends at either the university’s Homewood Campus in Baltimore, MD or the Montgomery County Campus in Rockville, MD. Courses are also offered in our state-of-the-art lab.
National Cancer Institute Fellowship
Each year, students of the MS in Biotechnology have the opportunity to apply for a fellowship with the National Cancer Institute at NIH. This fellowship, which requires onsite research as well as onsite courses for the Molecular Targets and Drug Discovery Technologies concentration at the Montgomery Count Campus, awards students with a stipend while providing them with useful experience in the arena of cancer research. Learn more about this fellowship and apply here.
State-specific Information for Online Programs
*Note: Students should be aware of state-specific information for online programs. For more information, please contact an admissions representative.
- 10.4 - Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer’s Paper in Journal of Commercializing Biotechnology
- 8.1 - Eavesdrop on Experts Podcast Episode with Dr. Lynn Johnson Langer
- 5.15 - Dr. Kristina Obom, Director for the Center for Biotechnology Education, Interviewed by BioBuzz
- Admissions Requirements
- Degree Requirements
- Course Descriptions
- Career Opportunities
- Course Schedule
- Multi-Year Schedule
- Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies Concentration
- Highlight on Students
- The Experience
- Program Resources