Master of Science in Public Health (Medical Microbiology)

Medical Microbiology

Admission Requirements

Aside from fulfilling the general admission requirements of the Office of the College Secretary, the applicant should meet the following requirements:
  1. Possession of a bachelor's degree or its equivalent (degree or title from the University or from a recognized institution of higher learning).
  2. Approval of the applicant's qualifica­tions for graduate work in Medical Microbiology by the faculty of the Department of Medical Microbiology.

Graduation Requirements

  1. Residence for at least one full aca­demic year immediately prior to the granting of the degree.
  2. Completion of a minimum of thirty-four (34) units - (28 units of formal courses and 6 units of thesis).
  3. Must pass a written comprehensive examination on all microbiology courses taken.
  4. Satisfactory completion and oral de­fense of a master's thesis.
  5. Grade requirement: A weighted average of 2.00 or better in the major courses and a weighted average of 2.00 or better in all the courses taken pro­vided there is no grade of 5.00.


MSPH Curriculum
Core Course Units
Biostat 201 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Epi 201 Principles of Epidemiology 3

Microbiology Formal Courses 18

Major Courses - A minimum of 10 units
Minor Courses - A minimum of 8 units
(Major and minor courses to be chosen from te list below, depending on the area of Subspecialtion.)

Courses Units
Micro 201 Public Health Microbiology 2
Micro 202 Immunology 3
Micro 203 Applied Bacteriology 2
Micro 205 Virology 2
Micro 206 Medical Mycology 2
Micro 207 Microbial Physiology 3
Micro 208 Immunology of Microbial Infections 2
Micro 209 Applied Virology 2
Micro 210 Microbial Zoones 2
Micro 211 Preparation of Vaccines and Immune Serum 2
Micro 212 Microbial Pathogens in Water and foob 2
Micro 214 advance Myscology 2
Micro 297.1 Seminars in Microbiology 1
Micro 297.2 Seminars in Microbiology 1
Micro 299 Special Studies and Research 3

At least 4 units may be chosen from the list below, although any course pertinent to the major area as determined by the program adviser may be taken as cognate.

Cognate Courses Units
Biostat 202 Fundamentals of Biostatistics II 2
Biostat 206 Research Methods 2
Ph 201 & 202 Man, Health & Environment 4
Para 204 Medical Entomology 2
Para 207 Immunology of Parasitic Infections 2
OH 201 Principles & Methods of Occupational Health 2
OH 203 Industrial Toxicology 2
OH 208 Occupational Diseases 2
Master's Thesis
Micro 300 6 units

Duration of the Program: A Minimum of two(2) years, full time, and a maximum of five (5) years.