Microbiology, M.Sc. | University of Georgia | Athens, United States
24 months
Duration
24676 USD/year
24676 USD/year
8698 USD/year
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About

There is a connecting thread to all the research in the Microbiology Graduate Program at the University of Georgia: the study of diverse microorganisms from the molecular level to the organismal and community levels in order to develop a complete picture of the role of microbial life in our biosphere.

Overview

About this Degree

Since its formation, in 1953, the Department of Microbiology has enjoyed sustained growth and developed an international reputation in prokaryotic biology. Our faculty participate in several interdepartmental and multi-institutional research programs, including the Academy of the Environment, the Biomedical and Health Sciences Institute, the Center for Tropical and Emerging Global Diseases, the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center, and the Institute of Bioinformatics. Research in the department is well supported by external funding from the National Institutes of Health, the National Science Foundation, the Department of Energy, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and a number of private foundations and corporations.

Degree requirements include the successful completion of course work and comprehensive exams, and submission of a thesis or dissertation consisting of original, scholarly research in the field of microbiology. In the first three semesters, students take a core curriculum in microbial physiology and metabolism, molecular biology, and microbial diversity. Advanced courses in specialized areas are also available through the Department of Microbiology and the Division of Biological Sciences. 

Teaching experience is vital to careers in science, so we require all graduate students in our program to teach a minimum of two courses at some suitable point while in our program. We take great pride in our graduate instructors and provide the necessary mentoring in instructional skills. The University also honors outstanding teaching assistants with various awards. The M.S. program is generally completed in two to three years, while the Ph.D. usually requires five to six years. 

The Microbiology program of study at the University of Georgia is designed by the student and his or her advisory committee to provide a broad foundation in microbiology, preparing the student for a career in research and/or teaching in academia, industry, or the government.

Programme Structure

Courses:

  • Foundations of Microbiology
  • Seminar in Diversity of microbial Research
  • Critical Review of Research in Microbiology
  • Fundamental Processes of Prokaryotic Cell Biology
  • Genetics

Key information

Duration

  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

Credits

60 SCH

Delivered

On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • In order to be accepted into the MS in Microbiology program at UGA, you must first identify a faculty member in our program that is willing to serve as your MS thesis mentor. You should email prospective advisors to determine their willingness and/or availability to be your faculty mentor. 
  • All aspects of each application are considered. We are interested in students that are competitive academically, and have significant research experience. Because the application is holistically evaluated, we do not judge the likelihood of acceptability based on a short pre-application. 
  • Submit application materials directly to the UGA Graduate School Admissions Office
Note: Graduate School Application materials should NOT be submitted until you have identified a Microbiology faculty or adjunct faculty member that is willing to serve as your MS thesis mentor.  

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    24676 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    24676 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24676 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    8698 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8698 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Athens

720 - 1170 USD /month
Living costs

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Financing

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Funding

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