About the ScM in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Program
The MMI ScM program is designed for students who wish to gain a solid didactic background in infectious diseases and guided research experience in the laboratory or field. Coursework focuses on the biology and pathogenesis of major bacterial, viral, fungal, and parasitic diseases. ScM students conduct one laboratory rotation, complete a written comprehensive examination at the end of the first year, and complete an original research project under the guidance and mentorship of a member of the MMI core faculty. The program is designed to provide the academic, research, professional experiences, and credentials that enhance the competitiveness of students who apply for advanced training in a PhD program or medical school and who are considering upper-level research positions in academia, government or industry.
ScM in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology Program Highlights
in a range of research topics
Coursework and 1-2 Lab Rotations
prepares students for PhD programs and upper-level research positions
under the guidance of a faculty mentor
Opportunity for Special Studies
conducted one-on-one with Department faculty
What Can You Do With a Graduate Degree In Molecular Microbiology And Immunology?
- PhD Candidate
- Medical School
- Research Scientist in academia, government and industry
- Science Communication
Curriculum for the ScM in Molecular Microbiology and Immunology
For general admissions requirements, please visit the How to Apply page.
Standardized Test Scores
Standardized test scores (GRE, MCAT) are optional for this program. The admissions committee will make no assumptions if a standardized test score is omitted from an application, but will require evidence of quantitative/analytical ability through other application components such as academic transcripts and/or supplemental questions. Applications will be reviewed holistically based on all application components.
Tuition and Funding
The Master’s Tuition Scholarship is available to students in good academic standing in a two-year, full-time master’s program. The MTS is a 75% reduction in tuition for year two of an eight-term program. Students have the option of distributing the scholarship entirely in their second year of study or receive a 25% reduction in tuition their first year and 50% in their second year.