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Curriculum in the MS-IDGH Program

The world continues to experience infectious disease outbreaks that threaten the health and security of most nations. This one-year program equips students with an in-depth understanding of infectious diseases through a global health lens. The program explores a host of different subjects, such as, immunology, vaccinology, molecular biology, global health, biosafety, food safety, bioinformatics, biotechnology, and epidemiology through didactic lectures, case studies, and journal clubs.

Hands-on animal model and laboratory training promote students' ability to communicate and present scientific research and understand how fundamental knowledge gained in the classroom is applied to solving real-world problems. Analytical, critical thinking, and leadership skills acquired through the program help students build careers in basic and applied research within academia, biopharma, national and international organizations, and biodefense or biocontainment environments. The program also prepares students for professional and doctoral-level programs, including DVM, MD, DO, PA, and PhD programs.

Students graduate with an understanding of the major challenges, programs, policies, and possible solutions for infectious diseases of global health significance and are ready to address critical issues from an interdisciplinary perspective.

Fall Semester (15 weeks)

Spring Semester (17 weeks)

Summer Semester (13 weeks)

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