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Microbiology, M.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #201 (ARWU) Athens, GA, United States
Programs of study leading to a MS degree in Microbiology at the University of Georgia are offered in different fields of microbiology including genetics, ecology, pathogenesis, cell biology, physiology, anaerobic microbiology, biotechnology and bioinformatics.
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Overview

Students with a B.S. degree may apply directly for either the M.S. or Ph.D. program. If your goal is a terminal Masters degree, you may want to consider applying for admission into our MS in Microbiology program. However, if you ultimately plan to pursue a PhD, it is strongly recommended that you apply directly to the PhD program. 

There are several key differences between our MS and PhD programs. In order to be accepted into the MS in Microbiology program at the University of Georgia, you must first identify a faculty member in our program that is willing to serve as your MS thesis mentor. It is possible that some faculty members will be able to provide financial support in the form of research or teaching assistantships; however, financial support is not guaranteed for students that enter through the MS program. In contrast, a tuition waiver and stipend support are guaranteed for all students that enter the PhD program. Please review the following items to learn more about our MS in Microbiology program.

Programme Structure

  • 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. 

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Credits
    30 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

General Requirements

  • Admission and Application Procedures
  • Readmission Procedures
  • Deferring an Application
  • Application Fee
  • McNair Scholars Program
  • Transcripts and Academic Records
  • Entrance Test Scores
  • Letters of Recommendation
  • Non-Degree or Transient Status
  • Application Forms
  • Summary of Materials

Tuition Fee

  • International

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    25186 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 12593 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    8878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 4439 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Athens

  • 720 - 1170 USD/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

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