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Microbiology

The MS in Microbiology program offers choices for career specialization with flexible schedules, professional training for academic credit, and academic preparation for national professional certification.

The broad-based curriculum includes a minimum of 40 credits. Course content includes the biology of microorganisms, immunology, epidemiology, pathology, biostatistics, management, clerkship, masters research thesis – or, alternatively, a Non-Thesis Option. The program may be completed on a part-time basis over a period of two to four years. Students are able to hold full-time positions since the major portion of the course work is offered as late-afternoon or evening classes. 


For Further Info...
Eleanor Gorman
Assistant Coordinator for Master Programs in the Basic Sciences & Graduate Center Programs
(215) 503-5799

Course of Study
(Minimum of 40 credits required for conferral of degree)

Required Core Courses (23 credits required)
MI 505 - Biochemistry of Microorganisms 3 credit hours
MI 521 - Introduction to Immunology 2 credit hours
MI 580 - Principles of Epidemiology
3 credit hours
MI 582 - Diagnostic Microbiology 3 credit hours
GC 660 - Statistical Methods for Data Analysis 3 credit hours
CB 570 - Pathological Aspects of Disease  3 credit hours
MI 870 - Master's Research 1-6 credit hours
MI 880 - Master's Research 1-6 credit hours
MI 890 - Master's Research 1-6 credit hours
6 credits total of Master's Research
Management Courses (select two courses, total of 4- 6 credits)
GC 510 - Database Design & Management 2 credit hours
GC 525 - Information Technology for Descision Making 3 credit hours
GC 600 - Management Skills 3 credit hours
GC 605 - Performance Improvement 2 credit hours
GC 610 - Strategic Mgmt: Increasing R&D Productivity 2 credit hours
GC 617 - Mgmt of Pharma Drug Development Projects 2 credit hours
GC 620 - Fundamentals of Financial Management 3 credit hours
GC 621 - Biotechnology Venture Management 2 credit hours
GC 635 - Fundamentals of Clinical Trials Management 2 credit hours
GC 636 - Principles of Career Management 2 credit hour
Suggested Electives (11-13 credits required)*  
CB 560 - Priciples of Cell Biology 3 credit hours  
   
GC 529 - Lab Animal Sciences 2 credit hours  
GC 625 - Drug Developmental Issues 2 credit hours  
GC 640 - Research Ethics 1 credit hours  
GC 645 - Genomics & Bioinformatics 3 credit hours  
GC 680 - Lab Techniques-Molecular Biology 3 credit hours  
GC 690 - Reg Issues in Human Subject Research 2 credit hours  
GC 720 - Scientific Writing 2 credit hours  
 
MI 520 - Diagnostic Parasitology 2 credit hours  
MI 522 - Vaccinology & Immunotherapeutics 2 credit hours  
MI 530 - Microbial Pathogenesis of Disease 2 credit hours  
MI 532 - Medical Mycology 2 credit hours  
MI 540 - Microbiology of Antimicrobial and Antiviral Agents 3 credit hours  
MI 590 - Introduction to Clinical Virology 3 credit hours  
MI 610 - Microbiology Teaching Experience 1 credit hour  
MI 682 - Advanced Diagnostic Microbiology 2 credit hours  
MI 718 - Infectious Disease Rounds 1 credit hour  
PR 530 - Fundamentals-Biosafety 2 credit hours  
 
MI 810 - Laboratory Clerkship 1-6 credit hours  
MI 820 - Laboratory Clerkship 1-6 credit hours  
MI 830 - Laboratory Clerkship 1-6 credit hours  
6 credits maximum laboratory clerkship  
     
*Total number of credits must be at least 40