Academic Catalog

Immunology and Microbiology (M.S.)

The M.S. program in Immunology and Microbiology provides education, training and research experience for students interested in research careers in academia, medicine and industry.  The program requires completion of a research project and thesis. The program does not provide formal preparation for careers in medical technology or clinical laboratory science that require professional accreditation.

The M.S. in Immunology and Microbiology program is designed to be a full-time educational experience requiring the completion of 33 credits over a two-year period. The first year is comprised of a mixture of coursework and research. The second year is focused primarily on research.

Admission Requirements

Admission to these programs is contingent upon admission to the Graduate School and the graduate programs of the School of Medicine.


Program Requirements

Candidates must complete a minimum of thirty-three credits in course work and research in accordance with Plan A, including the courses listed below.

BMB 7010General Biochemistry Lecture4
or MGG 7010 Molecular Biology and Genetics
IM 7040Fundamentals of Research2
IM 7010Fundamentals of Immunology2
IM 7030Molecular Biology of Viruses2
IM 7520Molecular Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis2
IM 7890Seminar1
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