Application Deadlines

December 1, 2020

Ph.D. Application Deadline

January 1, 2021

M.S. Application Priority Deadline

April 1, 2021

M.S. Application Final 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) emphasizes the reality that combating these diseases requires a range of tools including: effective therapeutics, advanced computational modeling for surveilling disease transmission, and public policies focused on improving health. With an emphasis on the intersection between policy and biological sciences; 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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