Global Health and Infectious Diseases Research

Masters Degree Programs

The GHIDR center is a multi-disciplinary team of researchers actively engaged in research on disease of global public health significance. Opportunities are available for students of all levels to volunteer or pursue their graduate degree research in our labs. GHIDR is not an independent academic unit. As such, students can not apply directly to the Center. Students interested in pursuing research in a Center lab should thoroughly review each faculty member listed on our “faculty” page and then apply directly to a degree program in the home department of any faculty member of interest.  

Our faculty members come from either the College of Public Health or from the College of Arts and Sciences, Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. Degree programs offered through these departments are listed below. Be sure to carefully review the application process and requirements before applying.
  • Masters Degree Programs

    College of Public Health

    Master of Science in Public Health
    The MSPH program is a research degree offered in each department of the College of Public Health . It is designed to instruct students in both qualitative and quantitative research methods. It prepares students for jobs in academic public health, as well as public health industry. 

    MSPH in Genetic Counseling
    The MSPH in genetic counseling is the first program of its kind in the state of Florida. The program includes a unique combination of training in medical genetics/genomics, public health, and communication and counseling skills. Students of this program will gain the technical knowledge and clinical experience needed to compete in the rapidly growing field of genetic counseling and the emerging field of precision medicine.  

    Master of Public Health
    The MPH degree is the primary professional degree in the field of public health. Students are taught concepts and skills necessary for later jobs in professional public health settings. The MPH degree is offered in each COPH department listed above.  

    College of Arts and Sciences – Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology 

    Master of Biology in Cell and Molecular Biology
    Master of Biology in Microbiology