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Degree Requirements

Completion of the MS degree requires 30 credits of coursework. Completion of a 2-credit capstone project in the final semester of the program serves as a comprehensive examination for the program.

Course Descriptions

Course Schedule

Required Courses for the M.S. in Global Infectious Disease (18 credits total)

  • *GLID-501. Core Global Infectious Disease Course – 6 credits (Fall and Spring)
  • EPID-503. Biostatistics – 3 credits (Fall)
  • EPID-501. Epidemiology I- 3 credits (Spring),
  • *GLID-505. Infection and Immunity: Pathogens and host response -3 credits (Fall). Cross-list with BIOL.

Research Ethics- 1 credit (Spring)

  • *GLID-801. Capstone in GID- 2 credits (Fall)
  • Required for Policy Track (8 credits)
  • GLOH-517. Health Economics -3 credits (Spring)
  • *GLID-511. Policy Analysis -2 credits (Spring). Cross-list with STIA.
  • STIA-394. Global Health Diplomacy – 3 credits (Spring)

Required for Modeling Track (12 credits)

  • MATH-510. Programming for Data Science – 3 credits (Fall or Spring). BCHB-524 may substitute for some students.
  • BIOL-422. Modeling of Biological Systems – 3 credits (Spring)
  • *GLID-521. Informatics of Biological Systems – 3 credits (Fall)
  • *GLID-525. Quantitative Evidence in Infectious Disease Research – 3 credits (Fall)

Electives (for a total of 30 credits)

Any course from one of the other tracks.  Below is a partial list of additional electives:

  • One Health – 3 credits         
  • Biohazardous Threat Agents – 3 credits MICB 515
  • Emerging Infectious Disease - 3 credits MICB 524
  • Virology – 3 credits MICB 619
  • Climate Change and Health - 3 credits
  • Bioterrorism/Biological Warfare – 3 credits
  • Health in Conflicts / Crises / Disasters - 3 credits
  • AIDS, TB, Malaria – 3 credits
  • Introduction to GIS -2 credits
  • Global Health Foundations – 3 cr. STIA 421.
  • Infectious Disease Epidemiology- 1.5 credit (Spring) EPID 509.
  • Regulatory Science and Public Health – 2 credits (Fall) MICB 702
  • Global Health Law
  • AIDS Law
  • Political theory and/or politics/history of development
  • Research/Internship – students may request to receive up to 0.5 credits for research or internship experiences over the summer. The research/internship experience requires approval of a faculty mentor and the program director.