Georgetown University School of Medicine Master’s Degree Program in Systems Medicine

Two-semester Master of Science Degree in Systems Medicine 

First degree program in the Nation to introduce 

concepts of Personalized Medicine

With the sequencing of the human genome and availability of high power computational methods and various high through-put technologies, biomedical sciences and medicine are undergoing a revolutionary change. The new field of systems medicine (Personalized Medicine) is the application of systems level approaches and tools to biomedical problems. A defining highlight of this program is a capstone Internship, which allows students to work with some of the most renowned health institutions in the world, such as the NIH and the FDA. This requirement ensures that students will be able to develop prestigious vitae that can vault their education and career to the next level. The Systems Medicine Master’s Program is designed for students who wish to pursue careers in academics, industry, research, medical school and any health-related professions.

The year-long M.S. program offers the following main learning objectives:

  • The curriculum has the option of being completed in either 2 or 3 semesters.
  • Students will gain the ability to recognize the broad relevance of computational thinking in everyday life, as well as its applicability within other scientific domains.
  • The curriculum will train students to understand and appreciate the basics of informatics and its applications to biological and biomedical research.
  • Students will be able to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts and theories relating to Systems Medicine.
  • Students will have a unique opportunity to perform Sequencing using a hand-held MinION sequencer.

Application Deadline: May 15th, 2019

Sign up for Information Sessions on March 20th and March 23rd

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