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MSc Microbiology

The Microbiology degree offered by the University of Arizona provides postgraduate education in the basic science disciplines, including microbiology, immunology, and food safety, embracing an integrative approach to science. Students will develop a broad academic foundation with a concentration in at least one science discipline.

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Full-time Duration: 1 year
Starting in: August
Tuition Fee: $10,063 per semester
Location: Tucson, United States

Students of Microbiology degree offered by the University of Arizona will develop a broad academic foundation with a concentration in at least one science discipline. The ACBS faculty members constitute the core Micro faculty, however there are faculty members in other UA departments who have academic credentials and interests appropriate to the Micro Graduate Program that also participate as Micro faculty.

Admission to the Microbiology degree offered by the University of Arizona is linked to a commitment by a Micro faculty member to mentor the student and assure adequate support for the student to successfully complete his/her degree. Therefore Micro students have the advantage of a designated graduate advisor from the outset. Limited numbers of Graduate Assistantships are available through the School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences and the Soil Water and Environmental Sciences and Plant Sciences Departments to supplement support for Micro students.

School

The School of Animal and Comparative Biomedical Sciences (ACBS) brings together animal scientists, veterinarians, microbiologists and others to offer the strongest possible programs in research, education and outreach. This school was formed in order to offer more integrated research and educational opportunities in the animal and biomedical sciences.

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“Choosing the Master’s program for Physiological Sciences at the University of Arizona was one of the best decisions I could have made in my education. Our department is warm and collaborative, offering an array of research topics and techniques underneath a vast and integrative umbrella of physiology. Beyond my research experience, I was presented with teaching opportunities, which I feel honed my skill of scientific communication. Having the dynamic research/teaching/class schedule not only kept me active but helped me reinforce material in multiple contexts. Overall, this program was exactly what I wanted in my segway into the medical sciences… and with my teaching assistantship paying for my tuition, how could I say no?”​

Andrew Wojtanowski // MS 2016

Study Content

The Micro program provides maximum flexibility in planning programs of study for MS and PhD candidates, and no uniform core of coursework is required.

The student’s Plan of Study is developed and approved by the student’s Graduate Advisory Committee (GAC) in accordance with the student’s research interests and career goals.

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