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  • Foreign: $ 49.7k / Year
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    The microbiology graduate program offers a dynamic research environment, broad range of basic, translational and use-inspired research areas, cutting-edge transdisciplinary training, and opportunities to work with world-class faculty and collaborative research partners committed to training scientific leaders with skills necessary to address significant global microbiological problems and challenges.

    The program prepares students for research and teaching careers in universities and colleges, government agencies and industry.

    84 credit hours, a written comprehensive exam, an oral comprehensive exam, a prospectus and a dissertation

    The plan of study is designed by the student and the supervisory committee, which consists of a professor in the major and three additional faculty members. The program is tailored to the needs of the individual student.

    1. Eighty-four credit hours are required.
    2. A formal defense of the final written dissertation is required prior to graduation.
    3. The remaining credit hours are comprised of course work showing breadth in microbiology and related disciplines, seminars and research.
    4. Twelve credit hours of dissertation are required.
    5. Written and oral comprehensive examinations are required in order to advance to candidacy.

    USA requirements for international students

    Each university in the Unites States of America sets its own admission standards so there isn't the same criteria for all the students and the university can decide which applicants meet those standards. The fee for each application is between $35 to $100. 

    After the selections of the universities you want to attend, the best of all would be to contact each university for an application form and more admission information for the international students. Moreover, for a graduate or postgraduate program it's necessary to verify the admission requirements. Some programs require that you send your application directly to their department. 

    Admissions decisions are based on students's academic record and different test scores, such as TOEFL, the SAT or ACT (for undergraduate programs) and GRE or GMAT (for graduate programs). Admission decision is based on your academic results and motivation.

    University requirements

    Program requirements

    Applicants must submit the online graduate admission application.

    Applicants should have:

    1. a 3.00 minimum GPA (scale is 4.00 = "A") during the last two years or last 60 credit hours of undergraduate or master's degree studies, with a significant number of science credits included in these
    2. completion of the requirements for an undergraduate major in biology, microbiology, chemistry or related discipline, with a strong background in mathematical and physical science
    3. minimum GRE scores in verbal (50th percentile), quantitative (70th percentile) and writing (5)
    4. proof of English proficiency for an applicant whose native language is not English, regardless of current residency*

    *The following minimum test scores are acceptable as proof of English proficiency:

    • International English Language Testing System (IELTS): overall band score of at least 6.5 with no band below 6.0
    • Pearson Test of English (PTE): 60
    • Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL): 600 paper-based or 100 Internet-based

    Applicants must fulfill the requirements of both the Division of Graduate Education and the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.


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