Application Deadlines

December 1, 2020

Ph.D. Application Deadline

January 15, 2021

Priority MS Application Deadline

April 1, 2021

Final MS Application Deadline


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Infectious disease remains among the top problems facing populations around the world. The M.S. and Ph.D. programs in Global Infectious Disease (GLID) are designed to teach students a range of skillsets needed for preventing, preparing for, and responding to infectious disease events. All students will learn fundamental infectious disease science, data modeling, and policy. Master’s students will choose one of two concentrations: 1) infectious disease data modeling or 2) policy. PhD students will have a range of areas of focus from which to choose. GLID’s emphasis on the intersection between biological sciences and policy will allow graduates to address real-world challenges in infectious disease with both specific skillsets and broad, interdisciplinary knowledge. The GLID program is the only masters level program in the United States to offer an opportunity to train in infectious disease modeling at the Masters and Doctoral level.

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Students will be trained to:

  • Identify, read and comprehend relevant scientific discourse, particularly the peer reviewed literature on infectious disease topics.
  • Effectively communicate to both scientific and policy communities in both written an 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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