M.S. in Molecular Medicine
The Master’s Program in Molecular Medicine in the Graduate Program in Life Sciences (GPILS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore offers research and training opportunities with internationally-renowned faculty. The Molecular Medicine Master's Program (MMED-MS) emphasizes medically-relevant scientific research and education, utilizing state-of-the-art resources. The program is designed as a 2 year curriculum for full-time students, but may be completed over 5 years for part-time, working students. Students will become fluent in the study and implementation of biomedical research and will be well-prepared as skilled researchers for careers in academic research centers, government, and industry, including biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical companies.
Molecular Medicine combines traditional areas of biomedical study, including cancer biology, human genetics, molecular and cell biology, pathology, pharmacology, and physiology into a unique interdisciplinary graduate training program. Specifically designed to develop scientists for the post-genomic era, MMED-MS students will gain knowledge, research skills, and familiarity with the state-of-the-art biomedical tools and methodologies to solve important and timely questions in biomedical science.
Students may opt for a thesis or non-thesis degree in one of the below areas:
Molecular Medicine Research - designed to provide graduate training leading to positions as laboratory managers and skilled technicians, and to prepare students for further training in doctoral programs. Graduates of this program typically accept positions in industry or continue their studies in PhD programs, Medical School, Dental School, or other professional programs.
Translational Research - designed to train students in the NIH-CTSA Core Competencies for Translational Research. Areas of concentration include: Stem Cell Research, Translational Cancer Research, and Pharmacogenomics. This track is a great option for traditional graduate students as well as current industry employees and professional degree holders (MD, RN, PharmD, DDS) looking to advance their careers in the field of translational research.
Our integrative, progressive curriculum is nationally recognized and our students' learning experiences and outcomes are enhanced by our use of technology. Currently we are engaged in an iPad pilot program that is helping to reshape the ways in which we communicate, collaborate and interact in the classroom.
Our student researchers have access to a faculty comprised of world renowned researchers whose appointments stretch across all of the University of Maryland's departments in the Schools of Medicine and Dentistry and the many research centers and institutes on campus including the Center for Vaccine Development, the Institute for Genome Science and the Institute of Human Virology. Our unique, geographic proximity to the NIH, NSF, FDA, other government agencies and a thriving biotech corridor provides our student with networking, career development and collaborative opportunities that are found nowhere else.
We invite you to take some time to explore our websites, engage us with your questions and "ask around". You'll soon find out why our student researchers thrive in the lab, publish, obtain their own grants and go onto successful careers in research, government, pharma and bio-tech, consulting, R & D, scientific journalism and more.