Program Benefits


  • Training in biomedical science and advocacy principles
  • Introduction to science policy for scientists
  • Both global and domestic policy emphasized
  • Presentation of critical policy issues and advocacy efforts in biomedical science
  • Science Policy & Advocacy Lecture Series hosted by the department. A variety of expert speakers present their views of science policy and advocacy issues
  • A new course in policy and diplomacy offered 
  • 30 credit hours, satisfying curricular requirements outlines in the Core Courses section
  • Opportunity for internship and/or independent study project with policy experts 
  • Career Development Seminars 
  • Either a full-time [1-year] or part-time [up to 3 years] study program
  • Biotechnology and policy integrated
  • Global law course in public health

Alumni Employment Data

Employment Data for Alumni, with 72% of alumni employed and 48% of them going into Government and Policy.
Featured employeers
  • Booz Allen Hamilton
  • Georgetown University
  • Food and Drug Administration
  • Health Security Partners
  • Library of Congress
  • National Institute of Health
  • ResearchAmerica
  • Ripple Effect Communications 

Be sure to read about our students, shown UNDER OUR STUDENT SPOTLIGHTS ON THE LEFT side, to hear what they say about our program!