M.S-Microbiology and Immunology, Ph.D.-Microbiology and Immunology
The faculty of the Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers broad based programs leading to the Master of Science and Doctor of Philosophy degrees in Medical Microbiology. The Master's degree ordinarily requires two years to complete. The student takes 30 hours of course work, develops a research project under the supervision of a faculty advisor, and writes a thesis based on the outcome of the research.
The program of study for the Ph.D. degree is determined by the student's advisor and appointed advisory committee. After completion of the course work, the student takes a qualifying examination. A Ph.D. dissertation, based on the results of original research, is written and defended by the student. Completion of a Master's degree is not a prerequisite for entrance into the doctoral program. A minimum of three years of graduate study beyond the Bachelor's degree is required for the Ph.D. degree.
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