24 months
1708 USD/credit 30744 USD/year
1708 USD/credit 30744 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.


Key facts

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   
  •  Biomedical Ethics
  • Biostatistics
  • Applied Statistics for Biomedical Sciences
  • Immunology, Immunopathology and Infectious Diseases
  •  Fundamentals of Molecular Medicine

Key information


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

Start dates & application deadlines


36 alternative credits


On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Student insurance

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  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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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

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  • International

    30744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1708 USD per credit during 24 months.
  • National

    30744 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1708 USD per credit during 24 months.

Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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