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MS Program In Microbiology

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 a graduate program leading to the Master’s Degree in Microbiology. 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, molecular virology, tumor immunology, cytokines and immune regulation. These research programs provide students with training in the latest experimental approaches in molecular and cellular biology applied to important problems in microbiology, virology and immunology. 

If you are an undergraduate student currently matriculated at the University of Rochester, you should consider applying to the B.S./M.S program, which should be done between the spring of junior year and the fall of senior year.  This program is open only to students currently matriculated at the University of Rochester.

Courses and Standards

Courses

A list of the courses required for the MS degree in Microbiology is found here.

Research Training

The research training of our students is provided by approximately 40 faculty members. This provides students with a diverse range of research opportunities in basic and clinical science laboratories.

The M.S. program normally 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.

MS Tuition and Financial Aid

Fees for 2016-17 Academic Year:

Tuition

$36,912 per year (2 x 12 credits per semester; $1,538 per credit hour)

Health Insurance

$564 per year

International Student Fee

$50 per year

Total

$37,526 per year (not including books and living expenses)

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.  The Program does not offer assistantships, stipends nor tuition waivers for MS students.

Housing

A variety of University and private housing is available for graduate students in locations close to the University. These include furnished and unfurnished accommodations, 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.