Infectious Disease

Drexel University

M.Sc. On Campus Online
21 months
14893 USD/year
14893 USD/year
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The Infectious Disease program of Drexel University, offered by the Department of Microbiology & Immunology and by the Institute for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease (IMMID), provides graduate-level training in the area of infectious disease.


Classroom activities, online learning and research experiences cover 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.

Is the Infectious Disease program for me?

The Infectious Disease program of Drexel University is designed to prepare students for careers in infectious disease in government, industry and academic environments, and is ideally suited for enhancing the scientific credentials of:

  • Recent college graduates
  • Early career scientists
  • Premedical students
  • Industrial employees
  • Clinical laboratory technicians

Course schedules and flexible learning options have been designed to accommodate all learners, including working professionals. INFD graduates have accepted positions in various biotechnology and pharmaceutical firms, and successfully competed for entry into PhD training programs.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research or MIIM 503S Biomedical Ethics
  •  Biostatistics I or MIIM 517S Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences
  •  Immunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases
  • Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine 
  • Molecular Medicine Journal Club 

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 21 months
  • Part-time
    • 48 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA Your GPA, or Grade Point Average, is a number that indicates how well or how high you scored in your courses on average. Usually a GPA scales between 1.0 and 4.0, however different countries and universities can have different grading systems.

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

General requirements

  • To be considered for admission into the Master of Science in Infectious Disease program, the applicant must have completed a four-year biology- or chemistry-related BA or BS degree program with undergraduate coursework in biology, microbiology, immunology, chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics and/or other related subjects. 
  • Although a minimum cumulative grade point average (GPA) of 3.00 is strongly desired, an applicant with a lower cumulative GPA will be considered if other strengths are apparent in the application.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    14893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14893 USD per year and a duration of 21 months.
  • National

    14893 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14893 USD per year and a duration of 21 months.


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Infectious Disease
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