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Master of Science in Health Sciences in Clinical & Translational Microbiology

Graduates of this program develop the skills for successful careers in:

  • clinical microbiology laboratories
  • infectious disease research efforts at universities, academic health centers, biotechnology firms and pharmaceutical companies
  • public policy and non-governmental organizations
  • prevention, control and eradication of infectious diseases both globally and within the United States

The overall goal of the MSHS in Clinical and Translational Microbiology Program is to prepare graduates with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for positions in diagnostic clinical microbiology laboratories, public health microbiology laboratories, biotechnology companies, government agencies and research institutes. By completing course work from Health Sciences and the Department of Microbiology, Immunology & Tropical Medicine, students will gain a working knowledge of both basic and clinical aspects of infectious disease and will graduate with the credentials needed to work in a clinical, basic or applied research setting that require a practical, theoretical and applied understanding of infectious agents. The curriculum will also ensure that graduates will be prepared to pursue an advanced degree beyond the Master’s level if they so choose.