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Biology MS 

  • Faculty members conduct research in developmental biology, evolutionary biology, neurophysiology, microbiology, ecology, immunology, and molecular biology.
  • The program emphasizes the development of research techniques, and students conduct independent research projects with one-on-one mentoring from faculty.
  • Students have the opportunity to collaborate with investigators at local institutions such as NIH, the Smithsonian Natural History Museum, the National Zoo, and many others.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

Professional Science MS: Biotechnology

  • Taught by innovators in their fields, courses in life sciences and business highlight biotechnology, management, and entrepreneurship.
  • The Washington, D.C., area—the epicenter of the intersection of science, policy, and industry—allows ample research and internship opportunities.
  • Take course work in genomics, business, and policy.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

Environmental Science MS

  • Program prepares graduates for jobs in environmental policy, advocacy, consulting, or science.
  • Faculty research areas include ecohydrology, biogeochemistry, conservation biology, and energy innovation.
  • Recent graduates have obtained positions with the Peace Corps, Environmental Protection Agency, Smithsonian Institution, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and Carnegie Institution for Science.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

Health Promotion Management MS 

  • The curriculum combines managerial skills with scientific and clinical knowledge of exercise physiology, human biochemistry, behavioral psychology, and nutrition.
  • Graduate students select an area of emphasis in either corporate health, exercise physiology, health communication, health policy, global health, or nutrition education.
  • Program graduates are working at places such as the Wellness Corporate Solutions, Mayo Clinic, Pan American Health Organization, Partnership to Promote Healthy Eating and Active Living, National WIC Association, American Heart Association, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

Nutrition Education Certificate 

  • The program is designed for students who are interested in expanding their work to include nutrition education or for professionals who are involved with creating programs and implementing policy to address the obesity epidemic.
  • This certificate is closely aligned to the health promotion management MS, which educates students to be leaders in the field of health promotion.
  • Select courses in the certificate program are offered online throughout the year.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

Sociology MA 

  • Program offers in-depth training in sociological theory, with an emphasis on research methodology.
  • Students will be equipped with the knowledge and skills necessary to participate in building equitable, humane, and sustainable social institutions.
  • Prepares students for a variety of careers in social advocacy, research, teaching, human services, and policymaking institutions in both the public and private sectors in Washington and beyond.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

Statistics MS 

  • The program prepares professionals in the development, research, and analysis of quantitative tools to turn ideas into intelligent, informed actions.
  • Faculty research areas range from the development of statistical methods for evolutionary biology and environmental science, computational statistics, statistics of genocide, and many others areas of specialization.
  • Departmental ties to various governmental agencies such as the National Science Foundation, Environmental Protection Agency, the Food and Drug Administration, and the National Institutes of Health offer students exposure to numerous research opportunities and connections to employment opportunities.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

Translation Certificates

  • Translation certificates are available in French, Russian, and Spanish.
  • The certificates provide students with an introduction to the methods, problems, technology, and theory of translation of the written word.
  • The emphasis is on general translation into English, but we also provide secondary training in reverse translation, and use texts from the fields of business, politics, technology, medicine, and literature.
  • Visit the program website for more information.

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