Students seeking admission to the Molecular Microbiology Graduate Program apply to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. Our goal is to recruit highly motivated students who have a deep interest in microbiological research, show evidence of facility with experimentation, are collegial and communicative, and whose ambition is to excel in research and/or teaching as a career.
Candidates for admission to the Graduate Program in Molecular Microbiology are recommended to have prior training in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, organic chemistry, physics, and calculus. A basic course in microbiology is also desirable. Acceptance is determined by the applicant's prospects of success, as demonstrated by academic transcripts and references. If GRE scores are submitted, those are also reviewed.
The application process is completed on-line. Details about the application process and important deadlines for applicants can be found on the GSBS admissions pages.
The Molecular Microbiology program is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences that will enrich the mix of students on our campus. These include individuals from racial and ethnic groups, persons who come from an economically disadvantaged background or have disabilities that have been determined by NIH to be under-represented in biomedical sciences. At any point during the admissions process, applicants may request information about student services, including counseling and tutoring and other academic support.
Our program is supported by two NIH T32 training grants, one focused on molecular genetics and one focused on microbial pathogenesis.
An applicant who is interested in the MERGE-ID track in the Molecular Microbiology Program will have the option to select if they wish to be considered for admission to the MERGE-ID Program through the online application.
Students being considered for admission will be invited to visit the Program for interviews with faculty members and interactions with current students.