Degree Partnerships

Credit Transfers to Accredited Institutions

Students who wish to transfer FAES academic credits to other institutions in the U.S. or worldwide should not assume that courses taken at FAES will be automatically accepted in transfer, although FAES courses may be accepted in transfer by U.S. colleges or universities. Students who wish to work for an undergraduate, graduate, or higher degree should consult, in advance, with the institution from which they expect to receive their future degree, and, if applicable, receive approval for any courses at FAES at NIH that they plan to use toward their degree.

Transfer of Credits and Advanced Standing Agreements With Higher Education Institutions in Area

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

Harrisburg University

FAES students who successfully complete the FAES Advanced Studies in Technology Transfer or Advanced Studies in Bioinformatics, Harrisburg University will award six credits towards it 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 waive up to nine 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.

University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)

FAES students who have completed certain courses in bioinformatics and data science may waive up to fifteen credits if accepted into UMBC’s Master of Professional Studies (MPS) in Data Science. Students admitted to the MPS in Data Science who choose to concentrate in bioinformatics may take up to 50% of their courses from FAES.  Qualified UMBC data science students may take up to nine credits from certain FAES bioinformatics and data science courses, to be transferred as pathway courses into UMBC’s MPS in Data Science. An additional six credits may be transferred in to fulfill core program requirements within the UMBC MPS.

University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC)

FAES students who have completed certain courses at FAES in bioinformatics and technology transfer may waive up to six 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; and, Certificate in Bioinformatics.

To learn more about credit transfer opportunities at area universities, please email registrar@faes.org.