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Harvard University

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Harvard University is a private institution in Cambridge, Massachusetts, just outside of Boston. This Ivy League school is the oldest higher education institution in the country and has the largest endowment of any school in the world.

Bachelor’s Degree

Bachelor of Liberal Arts Degree

Start or finish your undergraduate degree part time. In the undergraduate degree program, you can sharpen your written and verbal communication, enhance your critical and analytical capacity, and deepen your knowledge in a chosen field for career advancement and personal growth.

Master’s Degree

Premedical Program

Prepare for medical or dental school through the postbaccalaureate Premedical Program at Harvard Extension School. Whether you are changing fields and need to complete all prerequisite coursework, or you are looking to strengthen your academic record, you’ll find a rigorous experience with the opportunity to earn sponsorship in this selective program.

Biotechnology

Gain insight into the latest biotechnology discoveries and trends, and develop a solid foundation in research and innovation. Through the master’s degree program in biotechnology you gain an understanding of biotechnology theory and research, including human physiology and genetics, cancer, proteomics, genomics, and epigenetics.

Biology

Learn how to apply critical thinking to real-world scenarios in the life sciences while exploring cutting-edge research and theory. You’ll gain deeper insight into a range of biological fields, such as molecular biology, genetics, genomics, cell biology, neurobiology and behavior, and ecology.

Bioinformatics

Develop skills in programming, statistical modeling, and other areas of computer science to help you analyze and interpret complex biological data. Through the graduate program in bioinformatics, you’ll learn to blend expertise in computational and biological sciences, leading to a deeper understanding in areas like genomics, diseases, and drug discovery.

Bioengineering and Nanotechnology

Explore how engineering principles can be applied to biological challenges, work with the latest nanoscale applications, and learn about the innovations that are driving the world of nanotechnology. Through the degree in bioengineering and nanotechnology you gain an understanding of emerging biomedical technologies, including microfluidics for cellular analysis, and tissue regeneration.

Biotechnology Management

Deepen your knowledge of the scientific language, policies, and industry complexities of the life sciences field—while also enhancing your business skills in areas including leadership, project management, organizational behavior, and strategy.

Joint Undergraduate/Graduate Degree Program

Designed for highly motivated students with a proven track record in the professional arena, this joint degree program provides an accelerated pathway to earning both a bachelor’s and master’s degree within four years. Through a cohort experience, you become a big-picture, critical thinker with in-depth management expertise.​

Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology

The two-year Harvard Master of Public Health (MPH) in Epidemiology is a rigorous, part-time degree program that combines the best of online, in-person, and in-the-field learning to provide public health and healthcare professionals with the advanced research and epidemiological skills needed to take their careers to the next level.

Certificate

Bioinformatics Certificate

Learn to identify, compile, analyze, and communicate complex biological and genetic data for initiatives in areas such as human genome analysis, disease research, and drug discovery and development. Through this professional graduate certificate, you can enhance a career in medical science and research, genetics, molecular and cellular biology, scientific programming, or software development.

Assessing Medical Fitness to Return to Work

Primary Care physicians are often requested to provide information on a patient’s fitness to return to work following injury or illness. U.S. primary care physicians report that they are requested to provide opinions regarding work ability or “fitness for duty,” on average, in up to 10% of all office visits. However, very little training is routinely offered in medical or postgraduate education.

Innovating in Health Care

Problems with health care quality, access, and costs bedevil all countries. This course focuses on creating successful global business innovations in health care that can better meet consumer and societal needs. At its end, you should understand the how to evaluate opportunities and the elements of viable business models for different kinds of health care innovations.

United States Health Policy

Many Americans complain that they do not understand the U.S. health reform law called the Affordable Care Act (or Obamacare). They are right, and the main reason is because most Americans do not understand the basics of the U.S. health care system and U.S. health policy.

AnatomyX: Musculoskeletal Cases

After completing the case learning sessions, students review pertinent radiology images, commit to a tentative diagnosis from a list of differential diagnoses, and accompany the patient to a virtual operating room to observe the surgical treatment. In the virtual operating room, students observe narrated videos of actual surgical procedures.

Global Health: Case Studies from a Biosocial Perspective

This introductory course is an interdisciplinary view of global health. It aims to frame global health’s collection of problems and actions within a particular biosocial perspective. It develops a toolkit of analytical approaches and uses them to examine historical and contemporary global health initiatives with careful attention to a critical sociology of knowledge.

Statistics and R for the Life Sciences

This course is the first of eight modules. We will learn the basics of statistical inference in order to understand and compute p-values and confidence intervals. We will provide examples by programming in R in a way that will help make the connection between concepts and implementation. Problems sets requiring R programming will be used to test understanding and ability to implement basic data.

Case study: RNA-seq data analysis

In the PH525 case studies (the fifth module of this series), we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Case study: Variant Discovery and Genotyping

In the PH525 case studies, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Case study: ChIP-seq data analysis

In the PH525 case studies, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Case study: DNA methylation data analysis

In the PH525 case studies, we will explore the data analysis of an experimental protocol in depth, using various open source software, including R and Bioconductor. We will explain how to start with raw data, and perform the standard processing and normalization steps to get to the point where one can investigate relevant biological questions.

Introduction to Linear Models and Matrix Algebra

We will teach a review of linear algebra, including matrix notation, which underlies many of the current tools for analyzing large-dimensional data. We will then use linear models to represent differences between experimental units and perform statistical inference on these differences.

Introduction to Bioconductor

We will cover some common uses of the software packages within the Bioconductor project. You will get to decide if you learn methods for next generation sequencing, microarrays or both. We will cover a number of normalization, batch correction, and testing methods for high throughput data.

Science and Cooking

During each week of the course, you will watch as chefs reveal the secrets behind some of their most famous culinary creations — often right in their own restaurants. Inspired by such cooking mastery, the Harvard team will then explain, in simple and sophisticated ways, the science behind the recipe.

The Fundamentals of Neuroscience

Fundamentals of Neuroscience is a four part course that explores the structure and function of the nervous system — from the microscopic inner workings of a single nerve cell, to the staggering complexity of the brain, and beyond to the social interactions and societal dynamics that our brains make possible. This is the second iteration of Part 1 of this course.

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Yale University

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Yale University, located in New Haven, Connecticut, offers a small college life with the resources of a major research institution. Yale students are divided into 12 residential colleges that foster a supportive environment for living, learning and socializing.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Columbia University

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Columbia University has three undergraduate schools: Columbia College, The Fu Foundation School of Engineering and Applied Sciences (SEAS), and the School of General Studies. This Ivy League, private school guarantees students housing for all four years on campus in Manhattan’s Morningside Heights neighborhood in New York City.

Master’s Degree

Computer Science – Computational Biology Concentration

The Computational Biology Track is intended for students who wish to develop working knowledge of computational techniques and their applications to biomedical research. Recent advances in high-throughput technologies, e.g., for DNA sequencing and for measuring RNA expression via DNA microarrays, are changing the nature of biomedical research.

Biomedical Engineering

Biomedical engineering is an evolving discipline in engineering that draws on collaboration among engineers, physicians, and scientists to provide interdisciplinary insight into medical and biological problems. The field has developed its own knowledge base and principles that are the foundation for the academic programs designed by the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Columbia.

Diabetes Education and Management

The Master of Science in Diabetes Education and Management requires satisfactory completion of 36 course points and a Master’s Integrative Project. The program may be pursued full-time or part-time, but part-time students are encouraged to take at least 6 credits per semester to ensure timely completion of the program.

Bioethics

The Master of Science in Bioethics, part of Columbia University’s Programs in Bioethics, which also include an Online Certification of Professional Achievement and Online Noncredit Courses, grounds students in historical, philosophical, legal, and social-scientific approaches and models to address bioethical challenges.

Doctorate Degree

Doctorate in Nursing Education

Nurses interested in pursuing doctoral work have at least three degree options: PhD, DNP, and EdD. The primary focus of PhD programs is to prepare nurses to become scientists who conduct and seek funding for research. The focus of Doctorate of Nursing Practice (DNP) degree is to prepare advanced practice nurses to become independent care providers and is intended to be a parity degree.

Certificate

Advanced Nursing Certification

The mission of the Advanced Certificate in Nursing Education is to improve Nursing Education and improve the teaching skills of those nurses who already have doctoral degrees. The goal of the program is to offer doctorally prepared nurses, currently working in, or interested in, nursing education, an opportunity to gain academic preparation in the role of nurse educators.

Bioethics

Increasingly, practitioners in medicine, law, and research must understand and make decisions on complex ethical and moral dilemmas related to advances in biology, biotechnology, and biomedicine. Solutions require specialized and cross-disciplinary knowledge spanning ethics, law, society, culture, public policy, philosophy, religion, economics, history, and even language.

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Stanford University

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The sunny campus of Stanford University is located in California’s Bay Area, about 30 miles from San Francisco. The private institution stresses a multidisciplinary combination of teaching, learning, and research, and students have many opportunities to get involved in research projects.

Master’s Degree

Biomedical Informatics MS Degree

The Biomedical Informatics (BMI) training program encompasses bioinformatics, clinical informatics, and public health informatics. Bioinformatics focuses on methods relevant to basic biology. Clinical informatics focuses on methods relevant to patient care. Public health informatics focuses on methods relevant to entire health systems.

Course

Hybrid Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

Certificate

Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate

The Stanford Genetics and Genomics Certificate program utilizes the expertise of the Stanford faculty along with top industry leaders to teach cutting-edge topics in the field of genetics and genomics. Beginning with the fundamentals of genetics and genomics, participants will build a solid base of knowledge to explore and understand advanced genetics topics of interest.

Clinical Research Informatics Graduate Certificate

The health care industry is facing enormous challenges. With increasing globalization, the spread of infectious agents is counted in hours, not days or weeks. The speed at which we need to monitor, diagnose and treat epidemics has increased exponentially. Meanwhile, modern molecular biology has given us the tools to probe organisms at the most fundamental level.

Biotechnology Graduate Certificate

Biotechnology is a propelling force in a number of society’s grand challenges including engineering better molecules and devices to improve human health, metabolic engineering for the production of sustainable fuels and chemicals, and plant biotechnology for biofortification and crop pest resistance.

Biomedical Engineering: Imaging, Devices and Systems

The Biomedical Engineering: Imaging, Devices and Systems graduate certificate addresses a range of biological research and engineering challenges in the healthcare sector. You’ll develop new innovative approaches to biomedical technology that meet critical industry needs for quality design, analysis and manufacturing.

Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate

The Bioinformatics Graduate Certificate focuses on developing an understanding of techniques for analyzing the vast amount of biological data from recent genomic research to new applications relevant to basic biology.

Biodesign Graduate Certificate

The Biodesign graduate certificate focuses on the knowledge and skills essential for the development of new biomedical technologies, including the ability to identify new opportunities for innovation, assess clinical needs and market potential, and take the critical first steps in the invention, patenting and development of new concepts.

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University of Chicago

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The University of Chicago, situated in Chicago’s Hyde Park community, offers a rich campus life in a big-city setting. Since 1987, the private institution has hosted the University of Chicago Scavenger Hunt, a four-day event that is regarded as the largest scavenger hunt in the world.

Course

Understanding the Brain: The Neurobiology of Everyday Life

Learn how the nervous system produces behavior, how we use our brain every day, and how neuroscience can explain the common problems afflicting people today. We will study functional human neuroanatomy and neuronal communication, and then use this information to understand how we perceive the outside world, move our bodies voluntarily, stay alive, and play well with others.

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Duke University

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Located in Durham, North Carolina, Duke University is a private institution that has liberal arts and engineering programs for undergraduates. The Duke Blue Devils sports teams have a fierce rivalry with the University of North Carolina—Chapel Hill Tar Heels and are best known for their outstanding men’s basketball program.

Master’s Degree

Master of Science in Nursing

All core courses in Duke’s MSN program are offered online at least one semester per year. All majors in Duke’s MSN program are taught as distance-based or online. While most of the content in our distance-based majors is delivered via distance technology, the curriculum includes on-campus intensive sessions that are best delivered in a face-to-face format.

Doctorate Degree

Doctor of Nursing Practice

Duke’s DNP program accommodates advanced practice nurses looking for a practical and convenient alternative to typical on-campus degree programs. The curriculum includes a comprehensive 3-day on-campus orientation where you’ll meet your fellow students and establish ongoing contact with faculty mentors.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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University of Pennsylvania

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Founded by Benjamin Franklin, the University of Pennsylvania is a private institution in the University City neighborhood of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. Students can study in one of four schools that grant undergraduate degrees: Arts and Sciences, Nursing, Engineering and Applied Sciences, and Wharton.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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California Institute of Technology

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The California Institute of Technology focuses on science and engineering education and has a low student-to-faculty ratio of 3:1. This private institution in Pasadena, California, is actively involved in research projects with grants from NASA, the National Science Foundation and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Course

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

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Johns Hopkins University

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Johns Hopkins University is a private institution in Baltimore, Maryland, that offers a wide array of academic programs in the arts, humanities, social and natural sciences, and engineering disciplines. The Hopkins Blue Jays men’s lacrosse team is consistently dominant in the NCAA Division I; other sports teams at Hopkins compete at the Division III level.

Master’s Degree

Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis for Public Health

The Master of Applied Science in Spatial Analysis for Public Health is a fully online degree program offered by the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. It teaches students how to effectively collect, plot and interpret geographic information to answer a set of questions—or to test and refine hypotheses—within the public health sector.

Health Systems MNGT/Clinical Nurse Specialist

Prepare to manage the entire spectrum of healthcare: design, change management, implementation, and evaluation as an HSM/CNS master’s student. With practical experience in direct patient and family care, nurses stand uniquely prepared to serve as leaders and managers in the constantly evolving environment of healthcare management and delivery.

Health Systems Management

Are you driven to improve healthcare quality and efficiency? Our master’s program in health systems management provides the tools you’ll need. Developed and directed by internationally-recognized Johns Hopkins nursing faculty, the program taps nursing’s unique perspective at the front line of patient care to manage, evaluate, and improve an evolving healthcare delivery system.

Clinical Nurse Specialist

Expand your nursing expertise in adult or child health with the Johns Hopkins Clinical Nurse Specialist master’s program. You’ll build competencies in clinical theory and research-based nursing practice, and you’ll put your new skills to use delivering direct patient care, organizing resources while controlling costs, and educating nurses to improve healthcare delivery systems.

Applied Biomedical Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Applied Biomedical Engineering program gives practicing scientists the opportunity to enhance their skills in engineering so that they can solve today’s most critical problems in biology and medicine.

Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP)

The Johns Hopkins University, through an innovative collaboration of its Schools of Business, Education, Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health, is offering a world class degree – the Master of Education in the Health Professions (MEHP) – that prepares a new generation of health professionals to teach effectively for schools and training programs related to medicine, public health and nursing.

MA in Science Writing

The innovative Hopkins degree is based on the belief that today’s successful science writers require a working knowledge of diverse skills, from journalism and communication to multimedia and the literary arts. Students focus first on journalistic and creative writing and editing techniques to craft enticing, understandable prose for digital or print venues.

MS in Research Administration

With the expansion of science and medical research in the United States and abroad, there has never been a more pressing need to address the training and advancement of research professionals. In the next eight to ten years, projected growth in the industry shows promising signs for opportunity.

MS in Regulatory Science

The increasing pace of bioscience product development and services means compliance with federal and state regulations is critical to the survival of biotechnology companies. Companies report an increasing need for trained professionals educated in regulatory science. To meet this acute need, Johns Hopkins University offers a MS in Regulatory Science.

MS in Food Safety Regulation

The new Master of Science in Food Safety Regulation is designed to provide students with an understanding of the legal and regulatory complexities of food production, labeling, and distribution. The program will provide students with the knowledge required for companies and organizations that grow, process, distribute, or sell foods and beverages while complying with federal and state statutes.

MS in Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

The Johns Hopkins Master of Biotechnology Enterprise and Entrepreneurship program is intended for biotechnology professionals who want a career beyond the laboratory within an existing biotechnology organization or for those who dream of starting a new biotechnology enterprise.

MS in Biotechnology

The Johns Hopkins MS in Biotechnology offers a comprehensive exploration of basic science, applied science, and lab science, with an industry focus. The program gives you a solid grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, genomics, and proteomics.

MS in Bioinformatics

As a graduate with the MS in Bioinformatics, you’ll have the educational foundation to interpret complex biological information, perform analysis of sequence data using sophisticated bioinformatics software, and program software when needed. The degree covers not only the theoretical aspects of the field, but also the practical side of bioinformatics.

Course

School of Public Health Courses

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options for the School of Public Health.

Course Catalogue

This institution offers a wide variety of individual courses for credit. Many of the classes offered in degree programs are made available separately, across multiple areas of study. Use this listing to view full details of the university’s online course options.

Prerequisites for Health Professions

The 10-week courses are designed with students’ goals in mind. The instructor-led courses are delivered using a facilitated teaching approach to engage students and encourage interaction and participation. Courses are competitively priced and available online in the fall, spring, and summer semesters.

Certificate

Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certificate

In Maryland alone, some 62,000 children live with serious mental health conditions. One in five older adults has psychiatric issues, and returning veterans have significant needs, but there is a shortage of mental healthcare providers, especially in rural areas of the state.

Nurse Educator Certificate

A Nurse Educator certificate enables experienced professional nurses to combine their clinical expertise with a passion for teaching. If you have a master’s or doctoral degree in nursing and a desire to help develop a nursing workforce committed to healthcare quality and safety, this graduate certificate program provides the opportunity to take the next, perhaps most rewarding, step.

Applied Biomedical Engineering

The Johns Hopkins Engineering for Professionals Applied Biomedical Engineering program gives practicing scientists the opportunity to enhance their skills in engineering so that they can solve today’s most critical problems in biology and medicine.

Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions

The 18-credit Post-Master’s Certificate in Evidence-Based Teaching in the Health Professions, with its emphasis on preparing health professionals to teach effectively, can be taken as a stand-alone program or as the first component of the Master of Education in the Health Professions. Applicants for the post-master’s certificate are required to hold an advanced degree (master’s or higher).

Business of Health Care Graduate Certificate

The Business of Health Care Graduate Certificate is a fully-online program that brings together the Carey Business School’s game-changing perspective on leadership and Johns Hopkins’ unparalleled resources in health care education.

Post-Master’s Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics

The Johns Hopkins Post Master’s Graduate Certificate in Sequence Analysis and Genomics was designed for scientists who already have an extensive grounding in biochemistry, molecular biology and cell biology and but need the bioinformatics skills to design experiments and analyze data.

Certificate in Science Writing

The innovative Hopkins degree is based on the belief that today’s successful science writers require a working knowledge of diverse skills, from journalism and communication to multimedia and the literary arts. Students focus first on journalistic and creative writing and editing techniques to craft enticing, understandable prose for digital or print venues.

Certificate in Biotechnology Enterprise

This certificate offers the opportunity to learn critical aspects of biotechnology product development, including how to create a new enterprise, finance, marketing, and other areas of commercialization. This certificate is ideal for students planning to engage in the enterprise of biotechnology beyond the science.

Certificate in Biotechnology Education

The Johns Hopkins Certificate in Biotechnology Education consists of five graduate-level courses that emphasize inquiry-oriented approaches and integrating technology in bioscience education. The program also challenges you to analyze recent research on bioscience education, reflect on your learning and practice, and develop teaching tools and assessment strategies to engage your students.

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Dartmouth College

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Dartmouth College, a private institution in Hanover, New Hampshire, uses quarters, not semesters, to divide the school year. Among more than 300 student organizations at Dartmouth is the Outing Club, the nation’s oldest and largest collegiate club of its kind, which offers outdoor activities, expeditions, gear rentals and courses.

Master’s Degree

Master of Health Care Delivery Systems

The MHCDS program, a hybrid of online and residential courses, is a joint effort by the Tuck School of Business and The Dartmouth Institute for Health Policy and Clinical Practice. The combination of The Dartmouth Institute’s advanced research expertise in health care outcomes with the Tuck School’s proven success in teaching leadership and teamwork, finance, and operations.

Master of Public Health (MPH)

Our two-year online MPH program combines the flexibility of online learning with onsite campus experiences to help you build your circle of colleagues and professional contacts and enhance your active learning experience.

Certificate

Fundamentals of Value-based Health Care

The Dartmouth Institute Certificate in the Fundamentals of Value-Based Health Care is FULLY online and designed for working health care professionals seeking to enhance their knowledge of value-based care and incorporate innovative skills and solutions in their current practice/field.