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Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology

Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700

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The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers students the MS and PhD degrees. The programs are designed to promote understanding of the molecular mechanisms of infectious diseases. The department has research programs in the areas of parasitic, viral, and opportunistic infections; bacterial pathogenesis and genomics; immunology; and drug development driven by investigators with national and international reputations and with extended histories of extramural funding from the NIH, as well as other sources of funding. In the first year, students complete both required courses in the core curriculum, and research laboratory rotation requirements. All students must pass an examination at the end of the first year, while also attending seminars and journal clubs. MS students are required to successfully complete the core curriculum and the first year program-specific course work (Molecular Pathogenesis I and II and Immunology). The preliminary examination, taken at the end of the first year, involves a proposal describing the research to be undertaken towards completion of the MS degree. In all semesters, MS students must attend seminars and journal clubs.