The goal of the Graduate Program in Microbiology and Immunology is to facilitate the growth and development of every student into an independent and rigorous scientist. Students receive a thorough and broad-based scientific education in microbiology, immunology, and virology, from perspectives of molecular and cell biology and biochemistry. Critical skills are developed and fostered through participation in journal clubs, research talks, and regular departmental seminars. Students complete three laboratory rotations during their first year of study, and then undertake independent research in a chosen area of interest under the supervision of a faculty member. The Ph.D. degree is expected to require four or five years of study.
North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission