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The Department of Microbiology & Immunology administers six educational programs:

Students doing research

Graduate students performing research in the Dewhurst Lab.

In their first year of graduate school, students rotate through three to four research labs. By the end of their first year, they select a faculty member for their thesis advisor and they devise a research topic for their Ph.D. thesis. Most coursework is completed by the first year; however, advanced courses in selected research areas are also available in subsequent years.

By the second year students focus on a research project, receive more advanced research training, assemble a thesis advisory committee and complete a qualifying exam.