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Course Requirements for M.S. Students

30 credits are required for M.S. Degrees.  Full time students must register for at least 12 credits their first and second semester and at least 6 credits their third semester.  The final fourth semester may be taken at 0 credits if the student registers for MBI 899 and the appropriate form with advisor’s signature has been filed.  Depending on a student's interests, he/she may follow one of three course tracks:

Fall - First Year (First semester)

Microbiology

Immunology

Virology

Foundations I  5.0 (IND 431) 

Foundations I  5.0 (IND 431) 

Foundations I  5.0 (IND 431) 

Ethics  1.0 (IND 501)

Ethics  1.0 (IND 501)

Ethics  1.0 (IND 501)

Pathogenesis 4.0 (MBI 414)

Immunology 4.0 (MBI 473)

 

Path. Sem. 1.0 (MBI 514)

Immunology Sem. 1.0 (MBI 573)

 

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

 

 

MS Research 5.0 (MBI 495)

TOTAL:   12.0

TOTAL:   12.0

TOTAL:   12.0

Spring – First Year (Second semester)

Microbiology

Immunology

Virology

Foundations II  5.0 (IND 431) 

Foundations II  5.0 (IND 431) 

Foundations II  5.0 (IND 431) 

 

 

Virology 4.0 (MBI 456)

Adv. Top. Micro. 1.0  (MBI 570)

Adv. Topics Imm. 2.0 (MBI540)

Virol. Res. Sem 1.0 (MBI 588)

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

MS Research 5.0 (MBI 495)

MS Research 4.0 (MBI 495)

MS Research 1.0 (MBI 495)

TOTAL:   12.0

TOTAL:   12.0

TOTAL:   12.0

Summer – First Year 

Register for Summer in Residence (MBI 890) – 0 credits

Fall – Second Year (third semester)

Microbiology

Immunology

Virology

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

Student Seminar 1.0  (MBI 501)

Adv. Top. Micro. 1.0  (MBI 570)

Imm. Res. Prog. 1.0 (MBI 580)

Adv. Topics Virol.  1.0 (MBI 589)

MS Research 4.0 (MBI 495)

MS Research 4.0 (MBI 495)

MS Research 4.0 (MBI 495)

MBI 899 MS Dissertation*

MBI 899 MS Dissertation*

MBI 899 MS Dissertation*

TOTAL:   6.0

TOTAL:   6.0

TOTAL:   6.0

30.0 Requirement for MS Degree met

Spring – Second Year (fourth semester)

Microbiology

Immunology

Virology

MBI 899 MS Dissertation*

MBI 899 MS Dissertation*

MBI 899 MS Dissertation*

*MBI 899 MS Dissertation- Advisor will need to sign off attesting full time effort towards MS degree.