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Course Requirements for M.S. Students

Course Programs for M.S. Students – 30 credits are required for M.S. Degrees.  Depending on a student's interests, he/she may follow one of three course tracks:

Core Course Requirements for All Three Tracks

Course number

Course name

Credit hours

Offered

IND 501

Ethics in Research

1

Fall

IND 408

Advanced Biochemistry

4

Fall

MBI 501

Microbiology & Immunology Student Seminar (4 semesters)

4 total

Fall and Spring

Microbiology Track Requirements

Course number

Course name

Credit hours

Offered

MBI 421

Microbial Genetics and Physiology

3

Spring

MBI 521

Microbial Genetics and Physiology Seminar

1

Spring

MBI 414

Microbial Pathogenesis

3

Fall

MBI 514

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar

1

Fall

MBI 473

Immunology

4

Fall

Microbiology Track Electives

Course number

Course name

Credit hours

Offered

IND 409

Cell Biology

4

Fall

IND 410

Molecular Biology and genetics

4

Spring

MBI 456

General Virology

4

Spring

MBI 573

Immunology Seminar

2

Fall

IND 419

Quantitative Biology

3

Spring

MBI 581*

Oral Microbiology

2

Fall

MBI 403

Drug Discovery

2

Spring

*Offered every other year

Immunology Track Requirements

Course number

Course name

Credit hours

Offered

MBI 473

Immunology

4

Fall

IND 410

Molecular Biology and Genetics

4

Spring

IND 409

Cell Biology

4

Fall

MBI 573

Immunology Seminar

2

Fall

MBI 540

Advanced Topics in Immunology

1

Spring

Immunology Track Electives

Course number

Course name

Credit hours

Offered

MBI 580

Immunology Research in Progress

1

Fall and Spring

IND 477

Signal Transduction

4

Spring

MBI 414

Microbial Pathogenesis

3

Fall

MBI 514

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar

1

Fall

MBI 456

General Virology

4

Spring

IND 419

Quantitative Biology

3

Spring

Virology Track Requirements

Course number

Course name

Credit hours

Offered

IND 409

Cell Biology

4

Fall

IND 410

Molecular Biology and Genetics

4

Spring

MBI 456

General Virology

4

Spring

MBI 588

Virology Research Seminar Series

1

Fall and Spring

MBI 589

Advanced Topics in Virology

1

Fall

Virology Track Electives

Course number

Course name

Credit hours

Offered

MBI 473

Immunology

4

Fall

MBI 421

Microbial Genetics and Physiology

3

Spring

MBI 521

Microbial Genetics and Physiology Seminar

1

Spring

MBI 414

Microbial Pathogenesis

3

Fall

MBI 514

Microbial Pathogenesis Seminar

1

Fall

MBI 473

Immunology

4

Fall

IND 477

Signal Transduction

4

Spring

IND 419

Quantitative Biology

3

Spring