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    INTERESTED IN APPLYING?

    Applications are now open for Fall 2019! Check out our admissions page under each program for information on how you can apply.

    Learn How to Apply to the M.S. Biohaz Program!
  • Alumni Panel

    LIFE AFTER GRADUATION - HEAR FROM OUR ALUMNI!

    The Department of Microbiology and Immunology hosted our 2nd Annual Alumni Panel and Networking Event, called "Life After Graduation," on Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018. Attendees had the opportunity to hear and network with our alumni during this session!

    Read What Our Alumni Has To Say!
  • John Obrien

    MEET JOHN O'BRIEN

    John currently works as a Global Biological Policy Intern at the Nuclear Threat Initiative. His research interests include health security policy, counterterrorism, emerging biotechnology, and machine learning in health.

    Meet John O'Brien
  • Sally Huang

    MEET SALLY HUANG

    Sally Huang is currently in the Master's in Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases program, from Fall 2018 to Spring 2019. She hopes to become an active member in the biodefense and national security field.

    Meet Sally Huang
  • Rebecca Law

    MEET REBECCA LAW

    Rebecca Law, a graduate of the M.S. Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases program, was a research assistant at START (the National Consortium for the Study of Terrorism and Responses to Terrorism) during her time in our program.

    Meet Rebecca Law
Biodefense for the 21st Century

The terrorism events of 9/11 have resulted in a need to train students in biohazardous threat agents and emerging infectious diseases. The threat of smallpox, anthrax, SARS, pandemic flu, MERS, Polio, and monkey pox underscore the need for the development of educational initiatives. Furthermore, these initiatives, coupled with the need to more fully understand biological and chemical threat agents must be addressed as well. 

The Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases offers two educational programs, a 30-credit MS program, and a 12-credit online certificate program. Both programs focus on biohazardous agents and emerging infectious diseases facing the world community; whether such threats occur naturally or are purposefully designed. Global communication and transportation systems have evolved to a point where communicable diseases can rapidly disseminate around the world.