University Partnerships

University Partnerships

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

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.

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:


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