The MSPH in Tropical Medicine is designed to build a solid knowledge base and core competencies required for professionals in the field of infectious diseases of global public health. Coursework provides a solid foundation in parasitology, vector biology and other infectious diseases of public health significance. Core public health and specialty courses in biological, cellular and epidemiological aspects of infectious pathogens and diseases comprise the curriculum. Academic research and a thesis are also required. Students graduating with the MSPH degree in Tropical Medicine have found careers in public health, biomedical sciences, or related fields at academic institutions, governmental and non-governmental organizations, health care organizations, or biotechnology/pharmaceutical companies. The MSPH degree is perfect for individuals entering the program with the intention of continuing on to doctoral study or a medical degree.
The MSPH in Tropical Medicine degree requires a total of 42 credits that includes:
SPHTM - Core Courses (15 Credits)
MSPH in Tropical Medicine - Required Courses (19 credits)
*TRMD 7000 (Tropical Medicine Seminar) can be substituted for one or both semesters.
Elective courses (8 credits)
Selected from courses offered within the department, school, or university in consultation with an academic advisor.
Practicum (SPHL 9980)
All students complete a practicum to gain practical experience. The practicum is usually completed after core courses are completed.
Culminating Experience (SPHL 7950)
Students in the MSPH in Tropical Medicine program conduct a public health analysis.
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