MS Biohaz Program

The Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases focuses on broadening the student’s knowledge about prevention, detection, and response to chemical, biological, and radiological threat agents as well as emerging infectious diseases. In addition, the program addresses the knowledge gap facing the world community; whether such threats occur naturally or are purposefully designed. Graduates of our program find opportunities both in biodefense companies as well as with government agencies


Admission to the Biohaz MS program is competitive. Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. The program typically admits 20-25 students a year. The program accepts students in the Fall and Spring, and offers both full- and part-time options. Visit the Admissions page for more information.


Students must complete 30 credits of coursework. Students complete the program in one year attending full-time. Visit our Curriculum page for more information.

Featured Faculty

Leonard Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Professor & Director, Master’s Program in Biohazardous Threat Agents and EID

Jeff Collmann, Ph.D.
Professor & Director, O’Neill Institute for National and Global Health Law

William Daddio, Ph.D.
Retired Associate Director for Protection/Chief, U.S. Mint Policy, U.S. Mint, Department of the Treasury

Daniel Lucey, M.D., M.P.H.
Former Chief, Infectious Disease Section, Washington Hospital Center

Henry Parker, Ph.D.
Consulting Associate, Centaur Security Solutions, Inc.