Admission and registration forms
and procedures are available through the School of Graduate
The applicant should have taken a distribution of undergraduate
courses in biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics
that would support his or her anticipated graduate study.
Students are required to submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can evaluate the applicant's ability handle graduate-level course work and research. Recommendations should reflect professors' knowledge
of the applicant's undergraduate performance in the sciences and/or
from the student's work. The recommendations should
describe the applicant's competence in understanding and performing
work in a science-related area and reflect the ability of the
candidate to accomplish the graduate level work in microbiology/and
A personal statement summarizing the applicants interests in the fields of Microbiology and Immunology is required.
Students are strongly encouraged to enter into the program
only in the Fall Semester, although admission is permitted at other
times in exceptional circumstances.
A part-time graduate student can take course work in the program
at any time, but will not be accepted into the program as a degree
candidate until a faculty member has agreed to supervise his/her
International students with a GPA of less than 3.0 are required to submit GRE scores. While not required, other applicants are encouraged to provide GRE scores. These scores may be
used to make Admission decisions when the GPA is below 3.0.
Non-English-Speaking international students must pass the oral
proficiency test administered by the Department of English before
starting the research or teaching portion of their program.