MS in Individualized Genomics and Health
Everyone’s DNA is unique, and advancements in medicine are paying more attention to individual genetic make-up that makes us us.
Individualized health care and genomics offer incredible potential for preventative health, making possible more accurate diagnosis and tailored treatment plans for each patient. Understanding a patient’s risks could also help prevent disease, lead to earlier detection, or even slow progression.
A Growing Field
Expanding interest in individualized genomics is fueling growth in the health care and biotechnology fields. According to the National Institutes of Health report, “The era of personalized medicine has arrived, and with it a need for leaders in this discipline. This generation of trainees requires a cadre of new skill sets to lead the implementation of personalized medicine into mainstream healthcare.”1
The MS in Individualized Genomics and Health program at Johns Hopkins is designed to do just that.
Advance Your Career
Careers in individualized health care and genomics can take you to many places: innovative biotech start-ups, leading research centers, educational institutions, big data firms, pharmaceutical companies, medical device manufacturers, and health care organizations. You could work in areas or positions such as:
- Genetics/molecular biology research
- Genetics/DNA screening and diagnostics
- Bioinformatics and data analysis
- Regulatory sciences
Individualize Your Path
This field requires a breadth of talents and specializations, which means you can align your course of study with your interests, past experiences, and future career goals. The master’s degree in individualized genomics and health offers three areas of concentration:
- Laboratory Diagnostics
Build a Foundation or Expand Your Knowledge
The MS in Individualized Genomics and Health program can serve as a foundation for medical school, nursing school, or advanced studies in the life sciences or public health.
Earning this degree can also benefit your existing career in research, clinical practice, or other related professions.
Study on Your Terms
Designed for both full-time students and working professionals, this master’s degree program offers you the flexibility to take classes online or on-campus in the evenings and on weekends.
Why Study Individualized Genomics and Health at JHU
Research Is In Our DNA
Our expert faculty members are active researchers and practitioners; they make discoveries, publish their findings, and improve lives.
A Well-Rounded Sequence of Courses
Discover the role that human DNA plays in disease and treatment. Discuss ethical and legal considerations of personalized medicine. Match electives with your interests, whether they may be in lab work or the regulatory aspect of individualized health.
Access to a Diverse, Successful Alumni Network
Become part of an international community of biotechnology, research, and medical professionals who work in labs, universities, and companies around the world.
Take the Next Step
Prepare yourself for a new career on the cutting edge of scientific discovery. A degree focused on genomics and health from JHU opens you up to opportunities in an emerging field with plenty of room for growth.