Master of Science in Public Health (Parasitology)


Admission Requirements

The program is open to holders of a baccalaureate degree with adequate credits in the biological and physical sciences. The adequacy of the applicant's background shall be determined by the faculty of the Department of Parasitology.

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 forty (40) units - (34 units of formal courses and 6 units of thesis). No comprehensive examination is required.
  3. Satisfactory completion of a master's thesis.
  4. A weighted average of “2.00” or better in all courses taken and in major courses provided there is no grade of “5.0” in any of the courses taken.


MSPH Curriculum
Core Course Units
Biostat 201 Fundamentals of Biostatistics 3
Epi 201 Principles of Epidemiology 3
Para 201 Public Health Parasitology 2
Para 202 Medical Protozoology 2
Para 203 Medical Helminthology 2
Para 204 Medical Entomology 2
Para 207 Immunology of Parasitic Infections 2
Para 210 Diagnostic Parasitology 2
Para 211 Advanced Systematics of Helminths 2
Para 299.1 Seminars I 1
Para 299.2 Seminars II 1
Biostat 206 Research Methods 2

Elective Courses
At least 6 units may be chosen from the following:
Para 205 Applied Medical and Public Health Entomology 2
Para 208 Molecular Parasitology 2
Para 209 Medical Malacology 2
Para 212 Parasitic Zoonoses 2
Para 213 Ecology and Control of Major Arthropod Vectors 2
Para 290 Special Studies 2-4

Cognate Courses

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

Biostat 202 Fundamentals of Biostatistics II 2
Micro 201 Public Health Microbiology 2
EH 202 Environmental Health Practice 2
Master's Thesis
Para 300 6 units
Duration of the Program: a minimum of two(2) years