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Application Deadline: April 1, 2020 for Fall Semester (with application fee waiver) and November 1st for the Spring Semester

The Masters Program in Microbiology actively prepares graduates for careers in biomedical research. Graduates of our MS program develop skills and experience to become more competitive applicants for medical school and doctoral programs, as well as qualified researchers in academia, government and industry. 

Pursuit of the MS in Microbiology affords the opportunity for intensive, advanced training in immunology, microbiology and virology with hands-on research and accumulation of “real world” skills, including critical scientific thinking, scientific communication, problem-solving and data analysis. Active training in cutting edge techniques in molecular immunology, microbiology and virology, as well as bioinformatics, cGMP stem cell manufacturing, and other advanced methodologies is included. The goals are to reflect the interconnectivity and complexity found in the biomedical sciences, as well as the increasing requirement for teamwork in problem solving in the workforce. 

Program Options

  • Track 1: Immunology
  • Track 2: Microbiology
  • Track 3: Virology

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Interested in a master's in Microbiology, Immunology or Virology? Fill out this form and receive program information in your inbox. Fill out this form before April 1st and get your application fee waived.


Why Choose Rochester

The University of Rochester is one of the country's top-tier research universities. At the University of Rochester School of Medicine and Dentistry you will actively pursue research in diverse areas encompassing the modern Biomedical and Health Sciences.

You can expect personal attention, close working relationships with your peers and faculty, and extensive participation in research.