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Biosecurity and Disaster Preparedness (MS)

Main organization(s): Saint Louis University, School of Public Health, Institute for Biosecurity


Master of Science


The programme focuses on skills required to be a biosecurity professional, which encompasses the fields of homeland security and consequences management of pandemics. The MS degree is targeted to non-traditional working students who wish to take advantage of the distance-learning format. Successful students in this program are self-directed, motivated adult learners who are critical thinkers and who can work independently in a non-traditional environment. Distance technology permits a student to decide when they will study and how long it will take them to get their degree. The degree can be completed in 2 years if two courses are completed each semester. Every student in the program should have access to a PC with good internet connectivity.

Subject areas

Disaster management, Risk assessment, Public health, Epidemics, Communication, Media relations, Biosecurity, Law, Behaviour and Culture.

Target audience

University students, Disaster management professionals.

Admission Requirement

A bachelor's degree in any discipline. Experience in health-related fields is preferred, but is not required, two letters of reference and personal statement. Admission would be finalised on the basis of personal interview.



Geographical coverage



35 credit hours

Application procedure

Completed online or printed application form, two letters of recommendation, current resume, and statement of objectives. For further details please visit application section. International can get more details at international student section.


For financial assistance availability please contact the Office of Financial Aid, Saint Louis University at

Tuition & cost

Tuition and costs are subject to change, for exact details please see finance section .

Deadline for application

Please consult university home page


Mr. R. Gregory Evans, Director
School of Public Health, Saint Louis University
3545 Lafayette Av., St. Louis, MO 63104, USA
Tel: +1 314 977 8133

Last updated

23 Nov 2007

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  • Type Distance learning
  • Level Masters
  • Location St. Louis, USA.
  • Language English.

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