We offer a 2-year, full-time research-intensive program that leads to a Master’s degree in Infectious Disease and Immunology. Students will be trained in the rigor of the scientific method by proposing and completing a research project under the joint direction of basic science and clinical faculty mentors.
Master’s students will graduate with the ability to:
- Discuss, develop and supervise projects that call for a broad training in the biomedical sciences and focused training in Infectious Disease and Immunology
- Provide technical expertise in molecular and/or cellular biology and a variety of other areas, such as biochemistry, immunological techniques, enzyme assays, and cell culture
- Act as liaison between researchers and clinical faculty and in situations that require familiarity with clinical presentations within the areas of infectious disease and immunology, as well as treatment of infectious disease
- Incorporate high standards of ethics into research design and execution and data interpretation
- Incorporate high standards of ethics with respect to patient interaction and confidentiality
- Demonstrate strong oral presentation skills in the course of dialogues with colleagues, clients, physicians, and research scientists
- Have thorough knowledge, within the fields of infectious diseases and immunology, of the biomedical research process including project planning, experimental design, and research protocol development. This knowledge will be beneficial to those pursing careers in health sciences, government or commercial environments.