Combined Master’s Degree

The JHU Molecular and Cellular Biology Master’s Program is only open to undergraduate students who will graduate from Johns Hopkins with a degree in biology or molecular and cellular biology. Its mission is to provide Johns Hopkins biology or molecular and cellular biology majors with advanced training to expand their preparation for professional school and/or a career in science or medicine.

The program enables students to build on their previous academic and research experience to earn a master’s degree in one academic year. The program components consist of mentoring from Johns Hopkins faculty, coursework including a specialized seminar, leadership and teaching experience as a laboratory teaching assistant, and an intensive independent research project culminating in a written thesis and oral presentation.

If you have any questions, please contact Kat Mincey at

Program Faculty and Staff

Haiqing Zhao
Director, Professor
226 Mudd Hall | | 410-516-7391

Anna Coppola
Assistant Director, Lecturer
Levi 36B |

Robert Horner
Academic Advisor, Senior Lecturer
179 UTL | | 410-516-8067

Rebecca Pearlman
TA Advisor, Senior Lecturer
281 UTL |