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Master of Science in Health Sciences in Translational Microbiology

The online Master of Science in Health Sciences (MSHS) in Translational Microbiology consist of 36 credit hours. Completion of the program prepares students with the theoretical knowledge and practical skills for research positions in public health microbiology laboratories, biotechnology companies, government agencies and research institutes. This program is ideal for students who already have Microbiology or MLS certification or for individuals who do not have an interest in becoming certified Microbiologists.
The MSHS in Translational Microbiology consists of 36 credit hours, including 18 hours of MLS coursework to develop a foundational understanding of microbiological sciences and to apply this knowledge through a mentored research project, 12 credit hours of quantitative data analysis, 3 credits of strategic leadership concepts, and 3 credit hours in ethical implications and research. By completing coursework from various programs within Health Sciences, 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. The curriculum will also ensure that graduates will be prepared to pursue an advanced degree beyond the Master’s level if they so choose.