You’ll gain a solid foundation for high-demand biotechnology and biomedical careers with our master of arts program in microbiology and immunology. You’ll also be well prepared to pursue doctoral, medical or dental education programs.
We prepare you to advance to doctoral programs in microbiology and immunology or other biomedical sciences. You’ll also gain the skills you need to be a strong candidate for private-sector biotechnology positions.
Our dedicated faculty researchers will guide you and engage you in cutting-edge science. Through comprehensive coursework and laboratory experience, you’ll gain an understanding of bacteriology, virology, parasitology, mycology and immunology.
We encourage and expect your participation in learning, in part through focused, small-group seminars.
We also hone your scientific inquiry and problem-solving abilities.
In our flexible program, you can make the most of your elective time to delve into topics of particular interest. You may further explore gene expression, bioinformatics and computational biology, and developmental genomics and stem cell biology. You will learn directly from experts in these and other high-demand areas.
You also may use your elective time to pursue your own independent research. You must first identify a faculty mentor who shares your interests and will agree to work with you one-on-one.
At the end of your program, you will demonstrate your knowledge through a comprehensive examination.