University of Hawaii at Manoa

Biomedical Sciences, Tropical Medicine

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Tropical Medicine is the study of infectious diseases that occur more commonly in tropical regions of the world. However, in today's era of globalization and modern transportation, diseases that were once confined to the tropics now play a significant role in the 20th century global resurgence of infectious diseases. A major goal of the Tropical Medicine graduate program is to provide Hawaii and its neighboring Asian and Pacific nations with the expertise needed to conduct tropical infectious diseases research. Graduates with a MS degree in Tropical Medicine have gone on to careers in science education at the secondary and college level, technical and research positions in universities, government agencies, and biotechnology companies, or have continued on in PhD and MD programs. PhD degree graduates have pursued professional research, teaching, and administrative careers at academic institutions, government agencies, international health agencies, and biotechnology companies.

For more information on how to apply for the WRGP resident tuition rate for this program, please contact:

Sandra Chang, Graduate Program Chair
Dept. of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology
John A. Burns School of Medicine
University of Hawaii at Manoa
651 Ilalo St., BSB 320
Honolulu, HI 96813
(808) 692-1617

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