Master of Science in Infectious Diseases
Drexel University

Program Details

The online Master of Science in Infectious Diseases program provides graduate-level training in the fundamentals of molecular biology, cell biology, and immunology, as well as basic, translational, and clinical aspects of diseases caused by important infectious pathogens, including HIV, methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA), malarial parasites, influenza virus, and Zika virus.  Students will select from such topics as emerging pathogens, experimental therapeutics, vaccines and vaccine development, principles of biocontainment, and more.  The curriculum consists of three signature elements:

  • Introduction to Infectious Disease
  • Clinical Correlations to Infectious Disease
  • Research Internship in Infectious Disease


  • Biology or chemistry-based bachelor's degree with coursework in biology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and/or other related subjects
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 3.0
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Resume or CV

School Accreditation Statement

Middle States Commission on Higher Education