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W. Harry Feinstone Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Master of Science

The two-year Master of Science Program (ScM) is designed for students preparing for PhD programs or considering upper-level research positions in academia, government or industry.

The degree is constructed to provide students with a capacity to perform independent research and a firm understanding of research principles and practices.

In addition to the required coursework, ScM students conduct two laboratory rotations, take a written comprehensive examination at the conclusion of the first year, complete original research under the guidance of a faculty mentor, write a research-based thesis, and present the research in a seminar.

For more detailed information about the ScM degree, please consult the Master’s Program Handbook.

Schoolwide courses required of all masters' students:

Department Courses

Select two of the following four core MMI courses:

Required ScM immunology course:

Select one of the following literature courses:

The remaining credits are flexible and may be individualized based on the student’s interests and career aspirations. Students may take courses offered in MMI or in other departments within and outside of the School.

Credits may also be earned for Special Studies conducted one-on-one with Department faculty. Examples of courses taken by current and former students include:

How to Apply

Prospective students should submit the School's online application, which requires the following documents:

Visit the Admissions Office to learn about the online application process.

All master’s students may first apply to the MHS Program. At the end of the second term of the first year, students may apply for transfer to the Department's Master of Science Program. Students who are certain that they want to pursue a research-based degree that involves conducting original research should apply directly to the ScM Program.

The deadline to apply to the ScM Program is April 15 for the training program beginning the following September.  Fully completed applications are reviewed and admissions decisions are made on a rolling basis. Early application submission is recommended.

For more information, please contact:

Ms. Gail O'Connor
Academic Program Administrator
Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
Room E5008
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
615 North Wolfe Street
Baltimore, Maryland 21205
Phone: (410) 614-4232
Fax: (410) 955-0105