Microbiology, M.Sc. | North Dakota State University | Fargo, United States
12 months
709 USD/credit 21270 USD/year
607 USD/credit 18210 USD/year
405 USD/credit 12150 USD/year
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The Department of Microbiological Sciences at North Dakota State University offers graduate study leading to a Master of Science (M.S.) degree in Microbiology.


Program Description

The Microbiology program at North Dakota State University emphasizes research methodology and laboratory techniques. Student research and academic programs support a strong foundation of knowledge in microbiology and are individually tailored to meet the needs and interests of each student. Graduates are prepared for positions in research or commercial laboratories or for further graduate study. Students select a major adviser by the end of the first semester in residence. By the end of the first year in residence, the student and major adviser will select a supervisory committee. Students can earn an M.S. in Microbiology by completing a research thesis under the advisement of a research faculty member or by completing a comprehensive research paper in the program.

Graduating master’s students will be able to:

  • Adhere to ethical and professional standards in Microbiology, including managing individual projects, engaging with the public, and being ready for the workplace.
  • Display an essential foundation in knowledge in Microbiology and/or Immunology, including proficiency in a range of techniques.
  • Critically analyze and write high quality technical documents. Contribute significantly (co-authorship) to scientific journal articles.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Food safety
  • Microbial physiology
  • Parasitology
  • Virology
  • Immunology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants must have evidence of a strong academic record in the biological sciences
  • You are required to submit your online application and nonrefundable $35 application fee
  • A statement of purpose is required for admission consideration and must be uploaded to your online application
  • Three (3) letters of recommendation
  • Submitting your transcripts (statement of marks)
  • All graduate applicants, regardless of citizenship or residency, must demonstrate proficiency with the English language before they will be considered for admission to a graduate program

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    21270 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 709 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • National

    18210 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 607 USD per credit during 12 months.
  • In-State

    12150 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 405 USD per credit during 12 months.

Living costs for Fargo

870 - 1260 USD /month
Living costs

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


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