Microbiology & Immunology

College

  • Center City Campus
  • College of Life Sciences

Degree Earned

  • Master of Science

Program Length
1.5 - 4 years

Program Type

  • On Campus

Contact Information

Program Director

Name: Aleksandra Snyder, PhD
Position: Program Director

233 S. 10th Street
Bluemle Life Sciences Building, Room 509B
Philadelphia, PA 19107

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Program Coordinator

Name: Alexandra Whitman
Position: Program Coordinator

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Curriculum

Students are required to take a minimum of 40 credits for conferral of degree.

25 (24) credits required. 6 credits total of Master's Research.

* Students starting Fall 2018 or later will take GC 640 Research Ethics as a required course.

Course Title Credits

MI 505 Biochemistry of Microorganisms (no longer offered)

Effective Fall 2021, students will take
BI 550 Topics in Medical Biochemistry (also 3 credits)

3
MI 521 Introduction to Immunology (3 credits as of Fall 2022. Prior to Fall 2022, MI 521 was 2 credits) 3
MI 580 Principles of Epidemiology
3
MI 582 Diagnostic Microbiology 3
GC 640 Research Ethics * 1
GC 660 Statistical Methods for Data Analysis 3
CB 570 Pathologic Aspects of Disease  3
MI 870 Research - MS Micro/Immuno (Fall) 1-6
MI 880 Research - MS Micro/Immuno (Spring) 1-6
MI 890 Research - MS Micro/Immuno (Summer) 1-6

Select two courses, total of 4-6 credits.

Course Title Credits
GC 510 Database Design & Management 2
GC 525 Information Systems Managment 3
GC 600 Managerial and Teamwork Skills 3
GC 605 Performance Improvement 2
GC 610 Strategic Mgmt: Increasing R&D Productivity 2
GC 615 Grants and Contract Management 2
GC 617 Mgmt of Pharma Drug Development Projects 2
GC 620 Fundamentals of Financial Management 3
GC 621 Biotechnology Venture Management 2
GC 635 Fundamentals of Clinical Trials Management 2
GC 636 Principles of Career Management - Diverse Biomed Careers 2

9-11 credits required (total of 40 credits). 6 credits maximum laboratory clerkship.

Course Title Credits
CB 560 Principles of Cell Biology
3  
GC 520.01 Cultutal Competency 2
GC 529 Lab Animal Sciences 2
GC 625 Drug Development Essentials 2
GC 645 Genomics & Bioinformatics 3
GC 680 Lab Techniques-Molecular Biology 3
GC 690 Reg Issues in Human Subjects Research 2
GC 720 Scientific Writing 2
MI 520 Diagnostic Parasitology 2
MI 522 Vaccinology & Immunotherapeutics 2
MI 530 Microbial Pathogenesis of Disease 2
MI 532 Medical Mycology 2
MI 540 Antimicrobial Agents 2
MI 590 Introduction to Clinical Virology 2
MI 682 Advanced Diagnostic Microbiology 2
MI 810 Clerkship - MS Micro/Immuno (Fall) 1-3
MI 820 Clerkship - MS Micro/Immuno (Spring) 1-3
MI 830 Clerkship - MS Micro/Immuno (Summer) 1-3