offers annually over 120 undergraduate- and graduate-level courses. At a limited cost, scientific and non-scientific courses at the Graduate School cover fields relevant to the broader biomedical research community, such as biochemistry, bioinformatics, biophysics, biology, chemistry, genetics, immunology, mathematics, medicine, microbiology, pharmacology, physiology, public health, statistics, technology transfer, toxicology, alternative medicine, MCAT Review, and more.
FAES is also dedicated to offering an enriching learning environment to the NIH fellows and biomedical research community through a selection of general education courses, among others, GRE Review, English as a Second Language (ESL), boot camp for university teaching, modern languages (Spanish and Chinese), Argentine tango, mindfulness, etc.
ADVANCED STUDIES IN PUBLIC HEALTH | ADVANCED STUDIES IN TECHNOLOGY TRANSFER
Researchers and scientists at all levels at NIH, and beyond, can further their professional goals through our Advanced Studies in technology transfer as well as in public health. Both programs have been designed to fit the needs of working professionals. The program can serve as a great bridge for those thinking of a career change or just looking to broaden their horizon and strengthen skills in health sciences. To learn more about the two advanced studies programs, please consult the Catalog of Courses.
FAES Graduate School at NIH courses offer great value and unparalleled cost-effectiveness. Tuition is $150 per credit; courses are typically 1-3 credits.To determine the tuition fee for a course, please verify the number of credits assigned to it in the Catalog of Courses.
Courses are open to all qualified persons, both government and non-government. The FAES Graduate School at NIH has an open-enrollment policy, provided that students meet any applicable prerequisites as indicated in the course description.
FAES does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, handicap, national or ethnic origin or veteran status, in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship programs, and any other educational programs.
The fastest and easiest way to register and make a payment is online. Enrollments are also accepted by email, fax or in person. If enrolling by email, fax or in person, please be sure to fill out the Enrollment Form, which can be downloaded from our website. Please send complete enrollments forms by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax to 301-402-0174. For enrollment deadlines, please check the Academic Year Calendar or consult the Catalog of Courses.
Most classes are held in the evenings and are conveniently located in either FAES’s new Academic Center (Building 10 - Clinical Center) or in other buildings on the NIH main campus in Bethesda. FAES currently offers a small selection of classes online, primarily in statistics.
The FAES Graduate School at NIH operates with the approval of the Maryland Higher Education Commission.
The FAES Graduate School at NIH is a non-traditional and non-degree granting institution. FAES courses do not currently lead to degrees.
TRANSFER OF CREDITS
FAES courses can be accepted in transfer by U.S. colleges and universities, although students should not make this assumption without consulting with the admissions officers of the receiving institutions. For further information on specific courses, prospective students are advised to refer to the transfer polices of the receiving institution.
AGREEMENTS WITH UNIVERSITIES IN THE WASHINGTON, D.C. METRO AREA
FAES has partnered with several area universities to offer FAES Graduate School students unique academic opportunities; for details, please consult the Catalog of Courses or email email@example.com.