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Doctorate in Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology

The Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology program is designed to provide you with advanced, comprehensive training in the skills required for working with microorganisms, as well as an extensive understanding of all aspects of microbial life.

Curriculum

90 credit hours total for students entering with a bachelor's degree, including:

  • 45 credit hours (minimum) of MICRO 6000
  • 29 credit hours (minimum) of 5000-level coursework (14 hours must have MICRO prefix and be non-zero ending)
  • 6 hours of zero-ending courses, 4 hours from journal club (MICR6120) and 2 hours from the microbiology seminar series (MICR5160)
  • General candidacy exam
  • Publish at least two manuscripts in peer-reviewed scientific journals prior to graduation

JOINthe Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Graduate Student Association

This active campus group provides support and volunteer opportunities for microbiology master's and PhD students.

 

Research and Faculty

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Our faculty members are a nationally and internationally recognized cohort of scientists that collectively conduct a diverse range of cutting-edge research in microbiology. Areas include host-pathogen interactions, immunology, environmental microbiology, photosynthesis, biophysics, human microbiome, and cellular signaling.

Meet our Departmental Faculty

 

Admissions

Admissions:

  • Official transcripts, including overall GPA
  • Three letters of professional recommendation
  • Personal statement
  • Information about published works on which you are an author or co-author

Test Scores:

  • GRE required for research option
  • TOEFL scores required for international applicants who aren't native English speakers

Application Deadline:

  • January 15 (Fall admission)

Cost & Assistance

Students accepted into our research MS and PhD graduate program are financially supported by either a graduate research assistantship or a teaching assistantship. They retain this support when they maintain adequate progress in their graduate studies. Financial assistance is not usually offered to non-thesis MS or 4+1 Accelerated MS students.

 

Cost

Assistantships and Scholarships

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