University Partnerships

Start at FAES, finish at some of the region's top institutions.

FAES has partnered with area universities to offer FAES Academic Programs students unique academic opportunities and pathways of study toward degree completion.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

FAES students who have completed certain courses in technology transfer, bioinformatics and data science may transfer up to 15 credits, if accepted into UMBC’s Master's of Professional Studies (MPS) in Biotechnology or MPS in Data Science. Conversely, qualified UMBC biotechnology and data science students may take up to 9 credits from certain FAES technology transfer, bioinformatics and data science courses, to be transferred as pathway courses into UMBC’s MPS in Biotechnology or MPS in Data Science. An additional 6 credits may be transferred in to fulfill core program requirements within the UMBC MPS (

Built on this partnership, the Center for Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias (CARD) at NIH offers a unique fellowship opportunity to eligible candidates. More information at:


Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health and NHGRI (UMGC)

Select FAES courses in genetics and medicine offered in collaboration with the National Human Genome Research Institute (NHGRI) and Johns Hopkins University are cross-listed at the Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health as part of their Master of Science in Genetic Counseling Program offered by their Department of Health, Behavior and Society. These courses include GENE 500: Introduction to Medical Genetics, GENE 510: Genetic Counseling: Professional Topics Seminar, GENE 514: Current Concepts in Clinical Molecular Genetics and Molecular Diagnostics, and GENE 518: Medical Genetics and Genomic Medicine: From Diagnosis to Treatment.

The ScM in Genetic Counseling is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Genetic Counseling, and graduates are eligible to sit for the American Board of Genetic Counseling certification examination after completion of the program and a clinical log book demonstrating significant involvement in the evaluation and counseling of patients seen in approved clinical rotation sites.


University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)

FAES students who have completed certain courses at FAES in bioinformatics and technology transfer may waive up to 6-9 credits, if accepted into the following UMGC graduate programs: Master’s in Biotechnology with a specialization in Bioinformatics, Master’s in Biotechnology with a specialization in Regulatory Affairs, Master’s in Data Analytics or waive 6-9 credits toward a Certificate in Bioinformatics (


Harrisburg University

FAES students who successfully complete the FAES Advanced Studies in Technology Transfer or Advanced Studies in Bioinformatics, Harrisburg University will award 6 credits toward its Master of Science in Biotechnology (


Hood College

FAES students who have completed certain courses at FAES in bioinformatics, public health, statistics, and technology transfer may receive up to 2-9 credits, if accepted into the following Hood academic programs: Bioinformatics Master’s in Science degree or Certificate program; Master’s in Biomedical Science; and, Master’s of Business Administration (


Maryland University of Integrative Health (MUIH)

FAES students who have completed certain courses at FAES in chemistry, pharmacology, public health, and toxicology may transfer credits, if accepted into MUIH’s graduate programs in integrative health (

To learn more about credit transfer opportunities at area universities, please email


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