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Conduct intense laboratory research in the Ph.D. in Microbiology program. This research is coupled with rigorous scholarly contemplation of mycology or bacteriology principles that relate to foundational ecological, medical, and industrial contexts.

Through this program, you will master experimental methods and designs to produce and interpret data for addressing questions involving free-living and pathogenic microbial systems. You will use a range of methodologies to examine, describe, catalog and organize data from diverse microbial organisms, including:

  • Statistical
  • Biochemical
  • Molecular
  • Genetic/genomic
  • Microscopy

Ph.D. in Microbiology Program Requirements

Earning a Doctoral Degree

The doctoral program gives you a thorough and comprehensive knowledge of your professional field and training in methods of research.

The final basis for granting the degree will be your grasp of the subject matter of a broad field of study and a demonstrated ability to do independent research. You also must have acquired the ability to express thoughts clearly and effectively in both oral and written form.

The degree is not granted solely for the completion of coursework, residence, and technical requirements, although these must be met.

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program