Application Deadlines

December 1, 2022

PhD Application Deadline

January 15, 2023

Priority MS Application Deadline

April 1, 2023

Final MS Application Deadline



Infectious disease isn’t one dimensional, and neither is our program.

Infectious disease is…

Interdisciplinary | A Science Challenge | A Social Justice Problem

The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Global Infectious Disease (GLID) are designed to teach intellectually curious students a range of skill sets that can be applied to preventing, preparing for, or responding to infectious disease challenges. We address infectious disease from multiple angles, with a focus on basic science, quantitative study, and policy and governance analysis. We welcome students from diverse backgrounds at various stages of their careers.

Which program is right for you? The GLID M.S. is about creative problem solving, practical competencies, and building careers. GLID supports professional growth toward infectious disease careers, producing graduates who are astute consumers of infectious disease research and data. MS students pursue 30 rigorous credits covering fundamental infectious disease science, data analysis, and policy. Master’s students choose one of two concentrations: 1) Modeling & Informatics or 2) Science Policy.

The GLID PhD provides a path for students wishing to pursue careers in research. GLID’s emphasis on the intersection among biological sciences, data, and policy will allow graduates to enter academia, government, and other sectors where they can use their advanced research skillsets and interdisciplinary knowledge to address real-world challenges in infectious disease.


GLID’s unique interdisciplinary approach trains students to analyze, articulate, and solve complex infectious disease problems. Learn to:

  • Identify, read and comprehend relevant scientific discourse, particularly the peer reviewed literature.
  • Effectively communicate to both scientific and policy communities in both written and oral form around issues related to global infectious diseases.
  • Critically read quantitative literature and identify assumptions and bias; translate infectious disease problems into mathematical statements which can be analyzed, validated and interpreted; and translate quantitative research findings into policy implications.
  • Describe and analyze patterns of infectious disease in human populations.
  • Recognize and address ethical issues in all areas of global infectious diseases.
  • Utilize key methodologies for policy analysis, development of policy options, and assess evidence for utility in supporting policy decisions regarding infectious diseases.

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