University of Alabama at Birmingham

The Graduate School

Microbiology

Address:

1720 2nd Avenue South

SHEL 120G

Birmingham, AL 35294

United States

Phone:

1-205-934-6150

Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Microbiology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

Microbiology is a theme within Graduate Biomedical Sciences (GBS), an umbrella program of eight PhD themes.  The advantage of joining is that students have access to all 350+ faculty within GBS as well as courses from every theme, allowing for an interdisciplinary academic and research experience. 

The Microbiology theme emphasizes the study of bacteria, viruses, fungi, and parasites. Over 40 faculty members from the Departments of Microbiology, Cell Biology, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, Genetics, Pathology, Medicine, Pediatrics, and Dentistry are involved in internationally renowned research and the training of Ph.D.-level graduate students. Primary areas of research interest include the genetics, physiology, and molecular biology of microbes and how microbial pathogens cause disease. Basic cellular processes, host-pathogen interactions, and the design of innovative strategies for the prevention and treatment of infectious diseases are under study in the laboratories of our faculty. Students graduating from the program are well-versed in modern microbiology and have the experience to pursue a diversity of career opportunities.

While in the program, students are provided an annual stipend of $29,000, paid tuition and fees, and single-coverage health insurance.  

Accreditation:

AACSB Accreditation

International Student Requirements:

• TOEFL, IELTS, or PTE score no more than two years old.

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

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