Master’s Degree Plans

The following are example master’s program course schedules for full-time students, who typically complete the program in two or three semesters. Part-time students may register for fewer than 12 credits per semester, and have up to three years to complete the program.

Our program charges a full-time, per-semester flat rate for students taking 12 credits or more in a semester, and a part-time, per-credit rate for students taking fewer than 12 credits.

Standard MS

Fall

Course NameCredit(s)
BHTA 6515: Microbiology of Biological Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases3
BHTA 6517: Bioterrorism*3
BHTA 6525: Homeland Security*3
BHTA 6551: Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases Seminar2
Elective 1 (Fall Electives)2
Elective 2 (Fall Electives)2
15 Credits

Students pay the per-semester flat rate.

Apply for graduation in your second-to-last semester. Follow the Graduating Student Checklist.

* Students UNABLE to take BHTA 6517 or BHTA 6525 on campus in the fall can request to take the corresponding online course in the spring.

Corresponding Online Courses

BHTA 6517 equivalent to CBTA 6517 (Spring Course)
BHTA 6525 equivalent to CBTA 6525 (Spring Course)

Spring

Course NameCredit(s)
BHTA 6520: Agroterrorism3
BHTA 6577: Defense Threat Reduction Initiatives2
Elective 33
Elective 42
Elective 53
Elective 62
15 Credits

Students pay the per-semester flat rate.

Follow the Graduating Student Checklist to receive your degree and attend Commencement with your class.

Concentration in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy

The following is an example degree plan for full-time students in the Concentration in Biomedical Science Policy & Advocacy. Visit Concentrations FAQ for more information.

Fall

Course NameCredit(s)
BHTA 6515: Microbiology of Biological Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases3
BHTA 6517: Bioterrorism3
BHTA 6525: Homeland Security3
BHTA 6551: Biohazardous Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases Seminar2
BSPA 6603: Science & Technology in the Global Arena4
15 Credits

Students pay the per-semester flat rate.

Apply for graduation in your second-to-last semester. Follow the Graduating Student Checklist.

Spring

Course NameCredit(s)
BHTA 6520: Agroterrorism3
BHTA 6577: Defense Threat Reduction Initiatives2
BSPA 7005: Science Diplomacy and World Health2
BSPA 7907: Capstone Project3
Elective 1 (Spring Electives)3
Elective 2 (Spring Electives)2
15 Credits

Students pay the per-semester flat rate.

Follow the Graduating Student Checklist to receive your degree and attend Commencement with your class.