Graduate Studies in Microbiology Overview


The graduate program is primarily for students seeking the Ph.D. degree or combined M.D./Ph.D. degree. Students carry out research in a specific area of Microbiology and are prepared for research careers in academic or industrial settings. Degree requirements include successful completion of course work and submission and defense of a dissertation based on original research carried out under the supervision of a department faculty member.

Financial Aid

During the first year of study students are supported by a Teaching Assistantship. In subsequent years of study students are supported by continuation of Teaching Assistantships or by Research Fellowships. Students receiving assistantships are paid $24,000 per year (as of July 2008) and receive a tuition waiver. Dedicated funding for M.D./Ph.D. students provides financial support during the medical and graduate phases of study.


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Last modified: Apr 05, 2013