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Old 04-15-2016, 09:57 AM
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I apologize if I didn't post this in the right place because I am new to this. I was just wondering if anyone has graduated from John hopkins aap or is currently enrolled. I read many mixed reviews on the program and just wanted input from people who went through it.

I was going to do the biotechnology program starting in fall. I work full time so I can't do a traditional masters program. I want the degree mainly to open up more doors for better employment opportunities. I just don't want to waste my money if it's a degree that doesn't mean anything to prospective employers.
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Old 04-19-2016, 07:45 PM
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A friend of mine recently got her Masters in Biotech w/ a concentration in Reg Affairs from Hopkins and now works at a large CRO. All of her coursework was completed on-site.

Also, it's JohnS Hopkins. Embrace the S!
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Old 04-21-2016, 03:33 PM
Location: Alexandria, Commonwealth of Virginia
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Johns Hopkins is not a worthless degree by any means. For STEM fields, it's the most prestigious degree you can have in the DC/MD/VA/WV/DE area. For Biotech, it's definitely up there. Top #10 school in the US, the Applied Physics Laboratory is growing like mad (especially after the successful Pluto mission) and Bloomberg is pumping tons of money (hundreds of millions of $$$) into health and medicine. The school is prestigious by all means.

Now comes the question as to the AAP program. I don't know much about the programs but I would say that if it has a Harvard College/Harvard Extension School sort of analogue, then I wouldn't do it. You would be paying tons of money for a substandard degree (and you'd be doing it just for the Johns Hopkins name). Now is that the case? I've never heard of JHU having an extension school and I don't think there's a negative stigma on the Continuing Education degrees. So I think it be good on that front too.
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