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Master of Science in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy

This unique, multi-disciplinary program helps students understand and communicate clearly about evidence-based decision-making at the intersection of science and policy.

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Attain a comprehensive understanding of Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy.

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A Unique Approach to the Study of Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy

Every year, new events relevant to the biomedical sciences emerge in the global arena, from outbreaks of emerging infectious diseases that threaten lives and livelihoods to the development of tools and knowledge with the potential to transform humanity’s future. Decision-makers face a delicate balance: how to anticipate and manage safety, security, ethical, and moral considerations that might arise from these events while promoting innovation and discovery.

The Master of Science in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program addresses this need by providing students with an understanding of policy and advocacy principles, and how scientific evidence informs decision making. We take advantage of Georgetown’s home in Washington DC to introduce our students to technical experts with first-hand insights into how, when, and why policymakers make use of scientific evidence, and who can illuminate pathways to a career that spans science and policy.

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Lismary Real

Lismary Real

Lismary Real pursues a MS in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy and plans to use this degree to enroll in medical school and start her own nonprofit!

Alex Long

Alex Long

Alex Long, an alumnus of the MS Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy program and research intern at The Wilson Center, talks about his interests in public health and environmental policy.

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