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2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog 
    
 
  Jun 22, 2024
 
2023-2024 Graduate & Professional Studies Catalog

Infectious Diseases and Microbiology, MS


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The Master of Science program within the Department of Infectious Diseases and Microbiology provides students with a unique basic science education within the School of Public Health. Graduates of our MS program develop skills and experience to become more competitive applicants for medical school and doctoral programs, as well as qualified researchers in academia, government and industry. This two year program emphasizes coursework in immunology, cell biology, and virology, and enables students to apply their coursework to their thesis research projects completed under a faculty advisor.

PROGRAM REQUIREMENTS

  • 36 credits total
  • Comprehensive exam
  • Research project
  • Written thesis & defense

PROGRAM LENGTH

  • Full-time students complete the program in 2 years or less
  • Part-time students complete the program in 3-4 years on average

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