Master’s Degree Requirements

Students are required to complete 30 credits of coursework, including 17 credits of required courses and 13 credits of electives.

The recommended electives are listed below. Students have the flexibility to choose from the recommended electives as well as any elective offered by the Department of Microbiology in order to tailor the program to fit their interest. Students can also choose to have an internship as their elective.

CHECKLIST

   6 Required Courses (17 credits)

   5 Electives (13 credits)

Review the Department Course Schedule and course syllabi.

 

Fall Required Courses


MICB 515* or CBTA 515*: Microbiology of Biological Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases
3 credits | Mon/Wed, 11:00am-12:20pm
Course Instructors: Erin Sorrell (MICB 515); Mary Edwards (CBTA 515)

MICB 517*: Bioterrorism
3 credits | Mon/Wed, 9:30am-10:50am
Course Instructors: William Daddio

MICB 525*: Homeland Security
3 credits | Fri, 5:00pm-7:30pm
Course Instructors: Monte Hawkins & Christopher Duvail

MICB 551: Biohazardous Threat Agents & EID Seminar
2 credits | Fri, 11:30am-1:30pm
Course Instructors: Mike Bray

Spring Required Courses


MICB 520: Agroterrorism
3 credits | Thur, 12:10pm-3:00pm; Fri, 10:05am-1:05pm
Course Instructors: Henry Parker

MICB 577: Defense Threat Reduction Initiatives 
2 credits | Mon, 4:00pm-6:00pm
Course Instructors: John Jacocks & Dawn Brown

CBTA 517*: Bioterrorism
3 credits | Online
Course Instructors: William Daddio

CBTA 525*: Homeland Security
3 credits | Online
Course Instructors: Neal Pollard

*NOTE: Students UNABLE to take MICB 515, MICB 517, and/or MICB 525 on campus can request to take the corresponding online courses.

Corresponding Online Courses
MICB 515 equivalent to CBTA 515 (Fall Course)
MICB 517 equivalent to CBTA 517 (Spring Course)
MICB 525 equivalent to CBTA 525 (Spring Course)

To take the corresponding online courses, CBTA 515, CBTA 517, and CBTA 525, requires Instructor Approval and must be planned before entering your first semester in the program.

International students can take one online course for this program according to the Office of Global Services. Instructor Approval for the course is still needed.

Fall Electives


CBTA 595: Community Resilience (Online)
3 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 549: Infectious Disease and Conflict 
2 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 590: Animal Health
2 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 599: Survey of International Policy
3 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 614: Bacteriology and Mycology
3 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 623: Internship Experience**
2 credits | Fall Semester
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**Requires Instructor Approval. Students must have taken at least 12 credits in order to take this course. Contact the program coordinator, Judie Kuo, for more information.

MICB 702: Regulatory Science and Public Health
2 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 708: Immunogenetics in Health and Disease
2 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 800: Global Infectious Diseases Seminar
2 credits | Fall Semester
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MICB 852: Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology
1 credits | Fall Semester
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SEST 556-01: Global Health Security
3 credits | Fall Semester
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Spring Electives


CBTA 566: Preparedness, Response, and Capacity to CBRNE Threats (Online)
3 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 516: Biological and Radiological Safety  
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 524: Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach  
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 619: Biology and Biochemistry of Viruses  
3 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 623: Internship Experience**
2 credits | Spring Semester
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**Requires Instructor Approval. Students must have taken at least 12 credits in order to take this course. Contact the program coordinator, Judie Kuo, for more information.

MICB 629: Mechanism of Microbial Pathogenesis 
3 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 660: Concepts of Immunotherapy
3 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 703: Advance Regulatory Science and Public Health 
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 705: Science Policy and World Health
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 708: Immunogenetics in Health and Disease
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 801: Global Infectious Diseases Seminar
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 803: Biosafety, Biosecurity, and Biodefense
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 805: Emerging Biotechnologies
2 credits | Spring Semester
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MICB 803: Microbiology and Immunology Seminar 
1 credit | Spring Semester
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