Students specialize in one of three concentrations or choose one of the three standalone graduate certificates:
The concentration in Health Science educates 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. Students will take 12 credits in the Health Science Curriculum. Choose your own pathway by selecting 4 of 20 courses that range from Health Responses to Mass Violence and Disaster to Psychosocial Perspectives on Aging.
User Experience (UX)
We've teamed up with University of Baltimore to bring User Experience (UX) courses to UMB. The UX concentration and graduate certificate encompasses all aspects of the end-user's interaction with the company, its services, and its products. Through the program, students will learn how to use research and principles from design, psychology, business, and computing to create technology that not only solves problems, but also is intuitive, functional, and enjoyable to use. 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.
See the User Experience course descriptions
The Biomedical Entrepreneurship concentration and certficate provides students with an opportunity to learn technology development and commercialization skills in the real world environment that combines theory and practice. 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.
Are you a current PhD student just interested in a graduate certificate? You're in luck as this can be taken indepedently of the MS in Health and Social Innovation.
See the Biomedical Entrepreneurship course descriptions