MS Degree


Georgetown University’s unique master's in Systems Medicine is the first in the Nation to train students in a new era of BIG DATA and –Omics.

Georgetown university is conveniently located in Washington, DC with easy access to the world’s best institutions like the NIH, HHMI, FDA and several hospitals like the Inova Fairfax, and Medstar hospital networks. Our MS program in Systems Medicine has a 30-credit degree requirement and can be completed in two semesters or three semesters. Admission is available only for the fall semester. The courses are designed so students will have ample hands-on experiences in all aspects of –omics technology like Next Generation sequence analysis, microarray sequence analysis and mining clinical resources.

One of the highlights of our program is the capstone project/practicum/ internship, which allows students to gain desired hands-on work experience.  Students will have internship opportunities in renowned institutions  and each student will be matched with a mentor based on their career goals and interests.  Limited number of merit based scholarships are available.

Learning Goals 

At a broad level, our program aims to give students the ability to: 

  • Recognize the broad relevance of computational thinking in everyday life, as well as its applicability within other domains, specifically medicine. 
  • Develop a high-level understanding of systems as a whole. This understanding should transcend to understanding diseases at the gene and protein levels. 
  • Understand basics of informatics and its applications to clinical practice. 
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of essential facts, concepts, principles and theories relating to systems medicine.