Monday, June 28, 2010

Johns Hopkins University offers an excellent array of certificates in Biomedical engineering

Johns Hopkins is ranked the #1 Biomedical engineering program by US News Magazine (US News ranking of Biomedical Engineering Programs). I reviewed their part-time and certificate programs in Biomedical engineering discipline and found several programs of interest. I am listing these programs in my order of interest. But, this could vary for others. The biomedical engineering part-time programs are offered by the Krieger School of Arts & Sciences under two areas: part-time MS and Certificate programs.

Part time programs can be found here at, as part of the Advanced Biotechnology Studies under the Center for Biotechnology Education. The Center offers 4 Graduate Degree Programs:

  • MS in Biotechnology
  • MS in Bioinformatics
  • MS in Bioscience regulatory Affairs
  • MS in Biotechnology/MBA Joint Degree
The Center also offers Certificate programs that are of a shorter duration.  The Certificates currently on offer are:

  • Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise (for entrepreneurs that want to build companies in the biotechnology industry)
  • Certificate in Biotechnology Education in partnership with the JHU School of Education (ideal for those wanting to teach Biotechnology in High Schools)
My favorite part-time program is the joint MS in Biotechnology with a concentration in Biodefense plus a Certificate in National Security Studies. ( Lets just say that I am biased toward developing technology for the military. 

The nice thing about the Krieger School's part-time program is the availability of financial aid in the form of scholarships. Note that these scholarships are only available for US Citizens and Permanent Residents. International scholars excuse. There aren't very many schools out there that offer scholarships for part-time programs. Details of the Advanced Academic Programs Scholarship Assistance Program can be found at

Happy learning and keep me posted of your successes and experiences. 


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