M.Sc. On Campus


University of Tennessee Knoxville

24 months
31798 USD/year
31798 USD/year
13380 USD/year
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The Department of Microbiology from University of Tennessee Knoxville offers both the M.S. and Ph.D.; students have the option of selecting from a variety of graduate research programs. 


About this Degree

The Microbiology program from University of Tennessee Knoxville leading to the MS is designed to provide the student with broad basic knowledge, to permit the acquisition of technical competence in the fundamentals of research, and to encourage creative and independent thinking. Two to three years are usually needed for the course of study.

The Department of Microbiology at UT Knoxville is dedicated to providing the quality education, through both teaching and research, necessary to meet the needs of this growing field.  Our faculty members aggressively pursue research in many areas of the science: immunology; virology; microbial ecology and pathology; microbial genetics; and others. 

Programme Structure

Required Courses

  • Complete graduate course requirements as determined by the department and the student’s faculty thesis research committeeMICR 500 (6 credit hours)
  • One course in biochemistry, molecular biology or bioinformatics as approved by the student’s advisory committee
  • One course in statistics (STAT or other identified course) as approved by the students advisory committee

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®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Priority guidelines for selection for the program are as follows:

  • Completed undergraduate program with a 3.0 or better GPA (on 4.0 system).  Included should be:
    • One full year of general biological science
    • One year of calculus
    • Two years of chemistry, including one year organic
    • One year of physics
    • Introductory microbiology course
  • Submission of GRE scores is optional.
  • Three letters of recommendation.
  • For international students, satisfactory TOEFL or IELTS scores are required. For example, for the internet test, applicants with a minimum combined TOEFL score of 92, and a minimum score of 20 for each individual section will be given priority. For IELTS, a 6.5 overall band score is required.

Tuition Fee

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    31798 USD/year
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  • In-State

    13380 USD/year
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Living costs for Knoxville

885 - 1454 USD /month
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