The Bloomberg School of Public Health offers specialized cross-training in molecular epidemiology, whereby PhD students in one of the laboratory-based science departments (Biochemistry and Molecular biology; Environmental Health Sciences; Molecular Microbiology and Immunology; and the laboratory groups in International Health) earn a concurrent Master of Science (ScM) degree from the Department of Epidemiology. A similar opportunity exists for PhD students in the Department of Epidemiology to concurrently earn a ScM degree from one of the laboratory-based science departments.
Candidates must apply and be admitted to the department of doctoral study and subsequently to the department of master's study, have the permission of their doctoral department to enroll, and complete all requirements for the ScM degree. A number of shared course requirements and value-added activities will provide candidates with solid training in the coomplementary sciences to encourage interdisciplinary approaches to solving public health problems.
For information about the Molecular Epidemiology Program, please contact Patti Gravitt, PhD; at 443.287.6179.