Graduate Program


Class of 2009 Graduates, L to R: Jared Travnicek, Inna-Marie Strazhnik, Jenny Wang & Julia Molnar

The First Program of it’s Kind…

The Department of Art as Applied to Medicine was endowed in 1911 and has been teaching medical illustration continuously. In 1959, the Johns Hopkins University approved a two-year graduate program leading to the University-wide degree of Master of Arts in Medical and Biological Illustration.

The program is conducted by the Department of Art as Applied to Medicine on the East Baltimore Campus of the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions (JHMI). The academic calendar, faculty and student affairs are administered by the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The Department has trained medical illustrators for over 100 years. The program has been granted full accreditation since 1970. It is currently accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) in cooperation with the Accreditation Review Committee for the Medical Illustrator (ARC-MI).

Today, its graduates continue the Hopkins “tradition of excellence” into the 21st century.

Medical and Biological Illustration
Program Accreditation:

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs
25400 U.S. Highway 19 North, Ste 158
Clearwater, FL  33763
Phone: 727-210-2350

Continual Program Accreditation since 1970
Most recent review:  January 20, 2011
Positive placement  2012-2016 = 95% gainful employment for 5-year cohort

Johns Hopkins University
Institutional Accreditation:

Middle States Commission on Higher Education
3624 Market Street
Philadelphia, PA  19104
Main Phone Number: 267-284-5000

First Accredited: 1924
Reaccredited: 2014