Master’s Program Curriculum

Degree Requirements

All students are required to successfully complete 30 credits for the Master of Science in Global Infectious Disease. Among these, 18 credits are core courses taken by all students regardless of concentration. In addition, each concentration has its own required courses that will deepen students’ understanding of their chosen concentration. Completion of a 2-credit capstone project in the final semester of the program serves as a comprehensive examination for the program.

Required Courses for all M.S. in Global Infectious Disease students (18 credits)

GLID 501: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Infectious Disease I
Fall I
GLID 502: Interdisciplinary Perspectives in Infectious Disease IISpring I3
GLID 562: Infection & ImmunityFall I3
GLID 510: Epidemiology of Infectious Disease (New!)Fall I3
EPID 510: Research Ethics and Professional Development Seminar (or EPID 511, the spring section)Spring I or Fall II1
GLID 526: Evidence for Infectious Disease Policy (New!)Fall II3
GLID 801: GLID CapstoneFall II2

Required Courses for the Science Policy Concentration (12 credits)

STIA 394: Global Health Security & DiplomacyFall I3
GLID 657: Policy Analysis for GLIDSpring I3
GLOH 517: Health Economics & FinancingFall II3
Elective (emerging infectious disease, regulatory science, etc.)Spring I3
See PDF for what the weekly schedule looks like over three semesters. Note that schedules are subject to change.

Required Courses for the Modeling & Informatics Concentration (12 credits)

MATH 510: Mathematical and Statistical ComputingSpring I3
GLID 520: Analytic Methods in Epidemiology (New!)Spring I3
GLID 522: Modeling Populations and DiseasesSpring I3
Elective (informatics, genomics, etc.) (New!)Fall II3
See PDF for what the weekly schedule looks like over three semesters. Note that schedules are subject to change.

Possible Electives

Most students will have room for one elective. The following potential list of electives (and others as approved by the program director) could be taken students who have room, have been waived from certain classes, have transferred in credits, or are willing to take more than 30 credits. This list is not exhaustive. Note that some of these courses have restrictions and may not always have room in a given semester for students outside the program originating the course.

GLID 490: Engaging Communities for Health3
GLID 550: Conversations in GLID1
MICB 515: Biohazardous Threat Agents3
MICB 524: Emerging Infectious Disease2
MICB 619: Virology3
MICB 702: Regulatory Science & Public Health2
STIA 421 (or STIA 357): Global Health Foundations3
BINF 521: Bioinformatics4
BINF 524: Bioinformatics Computing3 or 5
BIOL 379: Genomics and Bioinformatics3
BIST 515: Introduction to Statistical Software3
BIST 532: Machine Learning for Bioinformatics3
MICB 708: Immunogenetics in Health and Disease2
BCHB 514: Introduction to Bioinformatics1
Research/Internship (requires faculty approval)0.5-1.0