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Master of Arts in Microbiology

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M.A. Degree Requirements

Course and Thesis Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in the content of the IGPBS curriculum and in 2 of the following areas:

  • Immunology,
  • Virology, and
  • Bacteriology.

Each degree candidate must submit a written thesis detailing original laboratory research and defend it orally before a thesis committee.

Plan of Study

During the first year, students enroll in the IGPBS curriculum and do rotations. At the end of the first year, students select an adviser and begin thesis research. During the second year students, enroll in the Principles of Microbiology series, take 2 additional courses, participate in literature seminar series, and continue research.

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