Regenerative and stem cell technologies have the potential to revolutionize treatments for numerous diseases and health conditions. Students in the Master of Science in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies program develop the expertise needed to advance in this rapidly growing field. The program also provides students a chance to collaborate with JHU’s research faculty during a brief lab residency that offers hands-on experience.
The program can be tailored for numerous career goals with electives that span an array of specializations. Specializations include:
- Human molecular genetics
- Personalized medicine
- Recombinant DNA
This 10-course degree program offers and option to complete a thesis, is offered part time or full time, and can be completed 95% online. With a one-week lab residency, students find the flexibility needed to meet work and life commitments while preparing to advance in this emerging field.
In addition to the materials and credentials required for all programs, the Master of Science in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies program requires an undergraduate degree in the sciences or engineering with at least a 3.0 on a 4.0 scale. Meeting the minimum GPA requirement does not guarantee admission.
Statement of Purpose: Discuss why you wish to pursue the MS in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies degree. Focus on your long-term goals and how this academic program will help you achieve them. Discuss your academic and professional strengths, as well as any additional comments that will assist in evaluating your application materials.
- One semester of organic chemistry
- One semester of biochemistry
- One semester of molecular biology
- One semester of cell biology
|Core Courses - Required:||24|
|Regenerative Medicine: from Bench to Bedside|
|Ethics in Emerging Bioscience Technologies|
|Stem Cell Biology|
|Stem Cell Culture Laboratory Methods|
|Electives (Select four of the following): 1||16|
|Cellular Signal Transduction|
|Epigenetics, Gene Organization & Expression|
|Human Molecular Genetics|
|Principles of Immunology|
|Molecular Basis of Pharmacology|
|Introduction to Bioinformatics|
|Bioinformatics: Tools for Genome Analysis|
|Clinical & Molecular Diagnostics|
|Mammalian Cell Culture Techniques|
|Genomic and Personalized Medicine|
The following is a list of recommended electives for the degree program. Students may select four electives from the course listings page.
Graduates of the MS in Regenerative and Stem Cell Technologies program will be equipped to:
- Demonstrate laboratory-based methods to manipulate stem cells
- Assess diverse methods of regenerative and stem cell technologies and their applications
- Analyze the continuum from research-based methods to clinical applications
- Apply current FDA guidances on stem cell usage to real-world scenarios
- Analyze the early development of complex organisms
- Appraise the ethical reasoning behind the usage of stem cells in patients