Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

Master of Science in Infectious Disease and Immunology


Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

6525 North Sheridan Road

Maywood, IL 60153

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Infectious Disease and Immunology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

We offer a 2-year, full-time research-intensive program that leads to a Master of Science Degree in Infectious Disease and Immunology. Students will receive rigorous training in the fundamentals of the scientific method, and in practical laboratory skills, by performing a research project under the joint direction of two scientific mentors: a basic scientist and a clinician.

Master’s students will graduate with the ability to:

  • Discuss, develop and supervise projects that call for a broad training in the biomedical sciences and focused training in Infectious Disease and Immunology
  • Provide technical expertise in molecular and/or cellular biology and a variety of other areas, such as biochemistry, immunological techniques, enzyme assays, and cell culture
  • Act as liaison between researchers and clinical faculty and in situations that require familiarity with clinical presentations within the areas of infectious disease and immunology, as well as treatment of infectious disease
  • Incorporate high standards of ethics into research design and execution and data interpretation
  • Incorporate high standards of ethics with respect to patient interaction and confidentiality
  • Demonstrate strong oral presentation skills in the course of dialogues with colleagues, clients, physicians, and research scientists
  • Have thorough knowledge, within the fields of infectious diseases and immunology, of the biomedical research process including project planning, experimental design, and research protocol development. This knowledge will be beneficial to those pursuing careers in health sciences, government or commercial environments.
  • The ability to develop and conduct biomedical research projects focused on infectious disease and Immunology
  • A foundation in molecular and cellular biology, cutting edge knowledge in microbiology, virology and immunology.
  • Strong oral presentation skills
  • The ability to make strong contributions in careers in health sciences, and in related areas in government and commercial sector


The Loyola University Chicago is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission (HLC) of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools (NCA), and was first accredited in 1921.

International Student Requirements:

*For international students, all transcripts must be evaluated by the Education Credential Evaluators *TOEFL score for non-native English speakers without proof of a degree taken in English (code 1412)

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: No

International Financial Aid: No

# of Credits Required: 24

Average Cost per Credit (Graduate): 965 USD

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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