Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology


Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

6525 North Sheridan Road

Maywood, IL 60153

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Microbiology and Immunology M.S. program offers a two year, research-intensive program that leads to a Master's degree in Microbiology and Immunology. Students will be trained in the rigor of the scientific method by proposing and completing a research project under the direction of a selected faculty mentor. 

Master's students will graduate with:

  • Broad training in the biomedical sciences and specialized training in Microbiology and Immunology. This wide knowledge base will provide versatility in applying for subsequent jobs.
  • Technical expertise in molecular biology and a variety of other areas, such as biochemistry, immunological techniques, enzyme assays, and cell culturing.
  • Substantially enhanced skills in oral presentations.

As such, they are equipped to succeed in more advanced research, teaching or administrative positions and will serve as leaders in their chosen professions. They are also prepared for additional educational objectives (leading to additional degrees in such areas as law, medicine or research).


To apply, students may submit their application online or submit a hard copy ($50) of the application. Students will be selected on the basis of grades, GRE score, three letters of recommendation, and a statement of purpose. As this is a research-intensive Master's program, students who show clear evidence of research potential will be given the highest priority for admission. The Admissions Committee, chaired by Dr. Edward Campbell, will review applications beginning in December, and continuing until available slots are filled. The Admissions Committee will invite selected candidates to visit Loyola for a half day interview, following which a decision on admission will be made. Candidates are expected to assume the expenses associated with travel to and from Loyola and, as needed, any housing necessary for the half day interview. We will begin our review of applications in early December and complete admissions by Spring of the following year. Applications received throughout this period are reviewed, but those received earlier have a greater chance of success.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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