MS Biohaz Program

The Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases is a one year program designed to provide students with a solid foundation in the concepts of biological risk, disease threat, and mitigation strategies.  The curriculum covers classic biological threats agents as well as the future of global health security, emerging diseases, technologies, and biological risk mitigation. Graduates of our program are employed in both public health and security-focused positions across government and private sector organizations.

Admissions

Admission to the Master of Science in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Diseases program is competitive. Applicants must hold a Bachelors degree with a minimum of a 3.0 GPA. Applicants are required to have taken at least a undergraduate course in biology. The program typically admits 20-25 students a year. The program accepts students in the Fall and Spring, and allows students to choose to be full- and part-students. Visit the Admissions page for more information.

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Academics

Students must complete 30 credits of coursework, including the core courses listed in the curriculum. Students can complete the program in one year attending full-time. Visit our Curriculum page for more information.

Featured Faculty

Leonard Rosenthal, Ph.D.
Director, Master’s Program in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Disease

Erin Sorrell, PhD
Assistant Professor & Co-Director, Master’s Program in Biohazardous Threat Agents and Emerging Infectious Disease

Mike Bray, MD
Editor-in-Chief, Antiviral Research; Retired, Division of Clinical Research NIAID

Jennifer Whithoff, VMD, MS
Biodefense, Biosecurity Consultant

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