Combined Master’s Degree

The mission of the JHU Molecular and Cellular Biology Master’s Program 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.

The combined master’s degree is only open to undergraduate students who will graduate from Johns Hopkins with a degree in biology or molecular and cellular biology.

If you have any questions, please contact Joan Miller at

Program Faculty and Staff

Robert Horner
Senior Lecturer
179 UTL | | 410-516-8067

Rebecca Pearlman
Senior Lecturer
281 UTL |

Katie Tifft
183 UTL | | 410-516-7855

Haiqing Zhao
226 Mudd Hall | | 410-516-7391