Graduate School Partners with the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences

FREDERICK, Maryland—The Graduate School at Hood College and the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Sciences (FAES) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) have agreed to a partnership that will allow students who have completed relevant FAES coursework to transfer credits into Hood’s MBA, bioinformatics or biomedical science programs.

“This partnership will provide additional elective options, taught by top NIH scientists on their Bethesda campus, to a variety of our graduate programs,” said April Boulton, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School at Hood. “Conversely, NIH employees and others completing FAES coursework will be able to apply their FAES credits toward a graduate degree at Hood, making this partnership very beneficial to both parties.”

Upon acceptance to Hood’s Graduate School, students may submit their FAES transcript for course-transfer review. They may transfer up to nine credits into the MBA program, nine credits into the bioinformatics program or six credits into the biomedical science program. Each program has pre-approved FAES courses that will transfer, and additional courses may be approved if relevant to the Hood degree.

“FAES is delighted to partner with Hood College in Frederick and thus extend degree pathway opportunities for FAES students at area universities,” said Connie Noguchi, Ph.D., dean of the Graduate School at FAES. “This agreement will also open up opportunities for Hood students to enroll in FAES’ advanced science courses that often cover the latest science discoveries delivered by NIH research scientists.”

Hood and FAES will each have a liaison responsible for ensuring compliance with the agreement. For more information, contact Boulton at

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