Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology

Application deadlines are May 1st for the Fall Semester and November 1st for the Spring Semester. Application procedures and instructions for submitting a Masters or PhD application are available on the Graduate Education page.

Overview

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers graduate program leading to the M.S. degree. The goal of this program is to prepare students for scientific careers in many areas of microbiology and immunology.

Research training focuses on the major topics of the research faculty in the department: microbial pathogenesis, molecular genetics, microbial physiology, parasitology, molecular virology, tumor immunology, cytokines and immune regulation, lymphocyte biology, and psychoneuroimmunology. These research programs provide students with training in the latest experimental approaches in molecular and cellular biology applied to important problems in microbiology and immunology.

Courses and Standards

Courses

A searchable online listing of courses at the University of Rochester is available here. To find courses in Microbiology and Immunology, simply enter the word Microbiology in the field entitled Department.

Research Training

The research training of our students is provided by approximately 50 faculty members. This provides students with a diverse range of research opportunities in basic and clinical science laboratories.

The M.S. program usually requires two years of study and is completed by submitting and defending either a research thesis or an essay.

Application and Application Process Forms

Students interested in the M.S. degree may apply to the Program at any time, but are encouraged to apply early during the calendar year (for matriculation in the Fall), in order to allow adequate time for the Admissions Committee to consider their application. Application deadlines are May 1st for the Fall Semester and November 1st for the Spring Semester.

Application procedures and instructions for submitting a Masters or PhD application are available on the Graduate Education pages.

Financial Aid and Other Matters

Federal work-study program funds, government or personal loans, and part-time employment opportunities can be used to help cover tuition and living expenses during the M.S. program.

Housing

A variety of University and private housing is available for graduate students in locations close to the University. These include furnished and unfurnished accomodations, for both single students and students with families. After receiving an admission letter, a student can contact the University Apartments Office for information and a housing application.

Applicant Visits

Prospective applicants who may be in the Rochester area and wish to visit the Department are very welcome to do so. To arrange such a visit, write or call (585) 275-3402 in advance OR email the department.