Careers in MS Infectious Disease and Global Health

Career Opportunities: MS-Infectious Disease and Global health

A Master of Infectious Disease and Global Health degree from Cummings School prepares students to join the workforce where substantial knowledge and specialized skills in infectious diseases are required, such as in the laboratory, clinical, or academic setting.

Graduates of this master’s degree program will be more competitive for various career paths:

  • Biopharma industry
  • Basic and applied research
  • Clinical research
  • Biodefense and biocontainment
  • National and international organizations such as the CDC, USDA, FDA, USAMRID, USAID, and WHO
  • Safety Officer, Biosafety Officer and Laboratory Manager positions, and positions in Good Laboratory Practice
  • Academia

Furthermore, graduates are expected to be more competitive for admission to graduate studies at the doctoral level: PhD, MD, DO, DVM, and DrPH.

Alumni Success: MS-Infectious Disease and Global health

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MS IDGH graduates have experienced success in securing post-graduate positions aligned with their career goals. Our graduates reflect on how the program assisted them in achieving their career goals:

“The [MS IDGH] program provided me with lab research experience, both in vivo and in vitro. Over the course of the year, I worked in the lab with multiple projects that included cell culturing, RNA/DNA extraction and purification, flow cytometry, enzyme characterization, RNA silencing, and many more. Currently, I am working with RNA extraction, RNA silencing, cell culturing and animal models, techniques that were improved with help from the IDGH program.”
Griselle, Martinez, Research Assocaite, UTMB Galveston

“Many of the [MS IDGH] classes provided me with a solid foundation for classes I have taken or will take in veterinary school, such as immunology, bacteriology, virology, and parasitology. I also learned a lot about time management and was able to gain a good background in laboratory research.”
Megan Ellis, first year veterinary student, Colorado State University

“Upon graduation, I was hired by the University of South Florida working in their Biosafety department as a Safety and Compliance Officer. The [MS IDGH] program provided me [with the background needed to secure] this opportunity and I am very grateful for it.”
Dylan Champer, Safety and Compliance Officer, University of South Florida