M.Sc. On Campus

Microbiology and Cell Science

24 months
30134 USD/year
30134 USD/year
12740 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science at University of Florida offers a top-10 education for students who wish to earn their M.S. or Ph.D.


Currently there are 25 tenure eligible faculty positions staffed, 2 emeritus faculty, 5 non-tenure eligible faculty, 16 post-doctoral fellows, over 56 graduate students, and 2 full time academic advisors. Most faculty are involved in both teaching and research programs that complement one another. The Microbiology and Cell Science program is offered at University of Florida.

Key facts:

The faculty’s research programs span areas of broad interest in the cellular and molecular aspects bacterial, plant and animal life functions. Areas of research include:

  • Microbial Biochemistry, Physiology, Metabolism and Regulation
  • Molecular Biology
  • Molecular Genetics
  • Immunology
  • Virology
  • Host-pathogen Interactions
  • Environmental Microbiology
  • Bioinformatics
  • Functional and Comparative Genomics
  • Astrobiology
  • Human Parisitology
  • Cellular Ultrastructure and Function
  • Microbial Communities
  • Microbial Processing of Plant Biomass

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  •  Fundamentals of Bioinformatics
  •  Microbiology of Human Pathogens
  •  Microbiology, Immunology, and Immunotherapeutics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
GMAT admission requirements GMAT

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A recognized baccalaureate, graduate or professional degree from a regionally accredited U.S. institution or a comparable degree from an international institution.
  • For applicants with a bachelor’s degree only, a minimum grade point average of B (3.0), calculated from all grades and credits after the semester where the applicant reached 60 semester hours or 90 quarter hours is required. Applicants should refer directly to their intended academic units for Graduate Record  Examination (GRE) or Graduate Management Admission Test (GMAT) requirements. If required, academic test scores are used in the context of a holistic credential review process. 

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    30134 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • National

    30134 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 30134 USD per year during 24 months.
  • In-State

    12740 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 12740 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Gainesville

900 - 1335 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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