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Thank you for your interest in the Microbiology Graduate program! For admission into our program, students must apply to the Microbiology Graduate program. Students track directly into courses and research rotations during their first year. Students have the opportunity to perform research rotations in other subprograms should they choose. Although rare, students have the option of changing subprograms if their interests turn out to match better with a different subprogram. Students are fully supported during their graduate PhD training, which normally takes about 5 years.

Apply ButtonSuccessful completion of our program culminates with a PhD in Microbiology.

If you are interested in applying to the department program, please view detailed PhD Admissions information.

Applicants will have their application fee reimbursed by the Department of Microbiology and Immunology if they receive an interview invitation and complete the interview process.  Also, applicants may be eligible for a Graduate Application Fee Waiver based upon program participation or financial hardship.

The strongest international applicants will have TOEFL scores of 100 or greater or an IELTS overall score of 8.0 or higher.