Curriculum

Students must complete 30 credits of coursework to graduate with a Master's Degree in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases. Students may complete the program in one year attending full-time, and two to three years part-time. 

The sample curriculum (shown below) assumes that a student is pursuing the degree full time. Part time option is also available, in which case the curriculum will be distributed over a longer period of study as determined by the student, but not exceeding 3 years. Each semester has their own required courses that students must take to graduate. However, exceptions can be made to accomodate part-time and working students with their course schedules. Students may substitute MICB 515, MICB 517 and MICB 525 with their corresponding online offerings (CBTA 515, CBTA 517 and CBTA 525) with the program director's permission. For the Fall Semester, students must take MICB 515 and MICB 551, but can choose to take one or both of MICB 517 and MICB 525. If you choose to take the online version of MICB 517 and/or MICB 525, then you must take one or both of them in the Spring semester. Master's students are allowed to take up to four online courses for this program. If students wish to take the corresponding online courses in lieu of taking the required core courses, they must inform the program director and program coordinator and receive permission to do so.  An in-depth listing of our online course offerings can be found here
 
Other courses may be substituted for the elective courses, but changes will require an approval by the program director, who also serves as the faculty advisor.
 
 
Fall Semester Required Courses
MICB – 515 Microbiology of Biological Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases [3]

MICB – 551 Seminar: Biohazardous Threat Agents & EID [2]

Can choose to take one or both of the following courses:

MICB – 517 Bioterrorism [3]

MICB – 525 Homeland Security [3]

Spring Semester Required Courses
MICB – 520 Agroterrorism [3]
MICB – 577 Defense Threat Reduction Initiatives [2]
Fall Semester Electives

CBTA - 515 Microbiology of Biological Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases [3] (Online)

MICB - 590 Animal Health [2]

CBTA - 595 Community Resilience [3] (Online)

MICB - 614 Bacteriology and Mycology [3] 

MICB - 702 Regulatory Science and Public Health [2] 

MICB - 800 Seminar: Global Infectious Diseases [2]

MICB - 852 Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology Fall [1]

Spring Semester Electives

CBTA - 517 Bioterrorism [3] (Online)

CBTA - 525 Homeland Security [3] (Online)

CBTA – 566 Preparedness, Response, and Capacity to CBRNE Threats [3] (Online)

MICB - 516 Biological & Radiological Safety [2]

MICB - 524 Emerging Infectious Diseases: The Past as Prologue [2]

MICB – 526 Chemical Threat Agents [3]

MICB – 550 Pathogenesis & Therapy of Bioterror-Related Diseases [2]

MICB - 560 Principles and Applications of Drug Discovery [2]

MICB – 619 Biology & Biochemistry of Viruses [3]
MICB – 629 Mechanism of Microbial Pathogenesis [3]
MICB – 703 Advance Regulatory Science and Public Health [2]
MICB – 705 Science Policy & World Health [2]
MICB – 708 Immunogenetics in Health & Disease [2]
MICB – 801 Seminar: Global Infectious Diseases [2]
MICB – 853 Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology Spring [1]