Microbiology, M.Sc. | University of Wisconsin La Crosse | La Crosse, United States
12 months
20110 USD/year
20110 USD/year
10124 USD/year
Tuition fee
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Microbiology from University of Wisconsin La Crosse is a traditional master's program in which students focus on coursework and producing original research with a faculty mentor.


At Microbiology from University of Wisconsin La Crosse students work with a faculty mentor in any aspect of microbiology, including environmental microbiology, microbial ecology, food and industrial microbiology, bacterial physiology, genetics, immunology, infectious disease microbiology and more. 


  • Food production/fermentation industries 
  • Food, dairy and water testing companies 
  • Hospital and Public health labs
  • Waste and wastewater treatment
  • Biotechnology companies
  • Medical diagnostic companies
  • Large pharmaceutical companies
  • Chemical companies 
  • Cosmetic companies
  • Research laboratories 
  • Environmental testing laboratories
  • Bioremediation companies
  • Forensics labs
  • Quality assurance in many industries
  • Technical writing or sales

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Pathogenic Bacteriology
  • Immunology Laboratory
  • Prokaryotic Molecular Genetics
  • Virology Laboratory
  • Bacterial Physiology
  • Industrial and Fermentation Microbiology
  • Fermentation Microbiology Laboratory
  • Aquatic Microbial Ecology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Plant Microbe Interactions
  • Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenicity
  • Symposium in Microbiology
  • Advanced Genetics
  • Biodegradation and Bioremediation of Environmental Contaminants
  • Epidemiology of Infectious Disease

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A minimum course of one introductory microbiology course (MIC 230 Fundamentals of Microbiology or equivalent). 
  • An overall undergraduate grade point average of at least 2.85 on a 4.00 scale, an average of at least 3.00 in the last half of all undergraduate work, or an average of at least 3.00 for no less than 12 semester credits of graduate study at another accredited graduate school. 
  • Completion of the Graduate Record Examination (GRE). Average scores in the 40th percentile or higher are strongly recommended. 
  • Three current letters of recommendation should be sent under separate cover.
  • An application letter 
  • Academic records
  • Course-by-Course Evaluations
  • Proof of English language proficiency
  • Proof of funding
  • Passport copy
  • $56 Application Fee

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    20110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10055 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    20110 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 10055 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    10124 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 5062 USD per semester during 12 months.

MN resident: $6,619 per semester.

Living costs for La Crosse

1130 - 1874 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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