Taylor DeBoer, MA
Jenny Owens, ScD, MS
Associate Dean of the Graduate School Faculty Executive Director of the Grid
Big ideas change the world. Entrepreneurship education is the core mission of the Grid. Through our M.S. Health and Social Innovation and accompanying certificates, we help students become entrepreneurial thinkers and doers. We work with students to create ideas, test out innovations, and bring ideas to market.
M.S. Health and Social Innovation ▾
Have a big idea to change the world? The Masters of Science in Health and Social Innovation challenges students to explore and apply principles of innovation, entrepreneurship, and design thinking to solve complex health and social challenges. Apply now!
By the end of this program students will be able to launch their own start-ups, examine and impact innovation within existing organizations, and understand how change can be realized by examining policy and regulations. There are three concentrations: Health Science, User Experience (UX), and Biomedical Entrepreneurship. Through these concentrations, students will be equipped to tackle different health and social challenges of their choosing with a core curriculum steeped in methods of design thinking, principles of business, and market research.
Classes for the MS Health and Social Innovation Program will be both in person and online. In person classes will be housed at the University of Maryland's newest innovation hub, the Graduate Research Innovation District (the Grid). Located at the University's BioPark, the Grid is an innovation space where students, entrepreneurs, faculty, and staff connect to bring innovative health and social impact ideas to life.
Health Science Graduate Certificate ▾
This unique 12-credit graduate certificate program will educate students to engage with and respond to civic, social, environmental, medical, and economic challenges at the local, national, and global levels.
Students will learn how to search, interpret, and evaluate the medical and public health literature; including qualitative and quantitative studies. They will examine and critically appraise healthcare delivery systems and health policy at the local and global level; discuss and inform health care delivery, patient safety, quality, and risk management; and articulate and explain principles and practice of medical and public health ethics.
Applications for admission for the Fall 2019 term will be open soon.
Biomedical Entrepreneurship Graduate Certificate ▾
This unique 15-credit graduate certificate provides students with an opportunity to learn technology development and commercialization skills in the real world environment that combines theory and practice.
In this certificate, which is a partnership with the University of Maryland School of Medicine, students experience the entire spectrum of the commercialization process: taking ideas from their life sciences bench research through invention, product development, technical and market feasibility analysis, intellectual property acquisition and protection, business design, and venture funding, while experiencing what is required to become a stakeholder in a new technology venture.
User Experience Graduate Certificate ▾
This unique 12-credit graduate certificate will provide students with knowledge on how to use research and principles from design, psychology, business, and computing to create technology that not only solves problems, but also intuitive, functional, and enjoyable use.
The User Experience concentration is a collaboration with the University of Baltimore. User experience or UX, encompasses all aspects of the end-user's interaction with the company, its services, and its products. Students will learn how to promote a user experience that balances the goals of businesses, the demands of content and the needs of users, become familiar with requirements analysis, information design and delivery, usability testing and Web-based application development, and develop, design, and produce a range of electronic information resources. All courses in the UX Certificate will be taken at University of Baltimore.