Degree Requirements

Students must complete 30 credits of coursework with at least a 3.0 (B average) to graduate with a Master’s Degree in Biomedical Science Policy and Advocacy. Students may complete the program in one year (two semesters) attending full-time, and two to three years part-time.

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. 

CHECKLIST

   7 Required Courses (18 credits)

   12 Electives Credits

Review our Department Course Schedule, course syllabi, and course catalog here.

 

Fall Required Courses


MICB 589: Environmental Health & Policy
2 credits | Wed, 6:00pm-8:00pm
Course Instructor: Tomoko Steen

MICB 603: Science and Technology in Global Arena
4 credits | Mon & Wed, 4:00pm-5:50pm
Course Instructor: Julie Fischer & Tomoko Steen

MICB 606: Public Policy for Scientists
3 credits | Tue & Thu, 6:00pm-7:30pm
Course Instructor: Richard Calderone

MICB 800: Global Infectious Diseases Seminar
2 credits | Tue, 9:30am-11:20am
Course Instructor: Richard Calderone

Spring Required Courses


MICB 705: Science Diplomacy & World Health
2 credits | Thu, 5:00pm-7:00pm
Course Instructor: Tomoko Steen

MICB 801: Global Infectious Diseases Interdisciplinary Seminar
2 credits | Thu, 11:00am-12:50pm
Course Instructor: Julie Fischer

BIOL 562: Shaping National Science Policy
3 credits | Mon, 5:30pm-7:45pm
Course Instructor: David Goldston
(Feel free to view our Department Course Schedule linked above for room locations and other courses’ specific times.)

Electives


MICB 515: Microbiology of Biological Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases
3 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Erin Sorrell

MICB 549: Infectious Disease & Conflict
2 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Erin Sorrell

MICB 551: Seminar: Biohazardous Threat Agents & EID
2 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Mike Bray

MICB 590: Animal Health
2 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Jenny Witthoff

MICB 599: Survey of International Policy
3 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Taylor Winkleman

MICB 623: Internship Experience*
2 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Julie Fischer & Richard Calderone
* 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 701: Legal Foundations of the Regulatory Process
2 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Lisa Jaegar

MICB 702: Regulatory Science and Public Health
2 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Alan Moghissi

MICB 708: Immunogenetics in Health and Disease
2 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Colm O’Huigin

MICB 852: Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology
1 credits | Fall Semester
Course Instructor: Richard Calderone

MICB 623: Internship Experience*
2 credits | Spring Semester
Course Instructor: Julie Fischer & Richard Calderone
* 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 660: Concepts of Immunotherapy
3 credits | Spring Semester
Course Instructor: Brent Korba & Marta Catalfamo

MICB 703: Advanced Regulatory Science and Public Health
2 credits | Spring Semester
Course Instructor: Alan Moghissi

MICB 708: Immunogenetics in Health & Disease
2 credits | Spring Semester
Course Instructor: Colm O’Huigin

MICB 803: Biosafety, Biosecurity and Biodefense
2 credits | Spring Semester
Course Instructor: Joshua Kurjan & Patricia Delarosa

MICB 805: Emerging Biotechnologies
2 credits | Spring Semester
Course Instructor: Julie Fischer

MICB 853: Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology
1 credits | Spring Semester
Course Instructor: Stephan Menne

HESY 594: Global Health & Law
2 credits | Spring Semester
Course Incstructor: Michael Stoto, Lawrence Gostin, & Alexandra Phelan
(You must contact your program coordinator for more information on how to register for courses in other departments.)