1 Year



Elective Course

What You’ll Learn

Graduate-level courses in biomedical sciences serve as a solid foundation for further education in the health sciences. Required courses provide an advanced science framework, and elective courses allow students to tailor the program to their interests and career goals by taking classes in many departments across Georgetown University Medical Center, including Tumor Biology, Biotechnology, Microbiology, Clinical & Translational Research and more. Many of the faculty who teach these courses also teach medical courses at Georgetown School of Medicine and Ph.D.-level courses in our biomedical programs. In a small master’s cohort of 30-40 students, you will receive rigorous instruction and personalized support to prepare you for professional school.

Academic Preparation

Housed within the Department of Pharmacology & Physiology, our Master of Science program includes group-based and one-on-one advising from medical center faculty who are experienced interviewers for Georgetown University School of Medicine. The program also provides students a letter of recommendation for professional school or Ph.D. programs. Learn about academic and career advising in our program.

Research Option

While research is not an emphasis of the program, our students do have the opportunity to participate in a research elective course during the spring semester, with approval of the program director and dependent on the number of available spots. (For students interested in a more research-focused master’s program, we recommend the M.S. in Pharmacology at Georgetown.)

Degree Plans

Example course loads for completion in two or three semesters.


View core and elective courses for the degree program.


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