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Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science

Microbiology & Cell Science Online Graduate Programs

Go At Your Own Pace - Complete Your Degree In As Little As ONE YEAR!

The online Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science is tailored for professionals, allowing you to work while earning your degree. Our graduate certificates in medical microbiology, environmental microbiology, and microbiome and health are just as straightforward and convenient. There is no GRE requirement for admission, and courses are offered year-round, so you can start the program when it’s convenient for you.

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Maybe you’ve always had a particular fascination with the trillions of microbes that surround us every day. Perhaps you’ve envisioned yourself peering into the microscope as you perform cutting-edge research on fungi that could break down plastic and slow the effects of climate change.

If your curiosity about microorganisms can’t be tamed, consider the University of Florida’s online graduate programs in microbiology. Whether you’re a working professional, a busy parent or you simply feel like you already have a full load, our graduate programs make it possible to work while earning your degree — and you can complete your graduate program in as little as one year as a full-time student.

From Medical Microbiology and Microbiomes to Environmental Microbiology, you can complete the program of your choice at your own pace. There’s no GRE requirement for admission, and we offer courses year-round, so you can start the program when it’s convenient for you.

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Not only will you receive a quality education, earn a credential and become a member of Gator Nation, but you’ll also enjoy several other benefits:

  • Convenience and efficiency
  • Collaborative Environment
  • Stellar Reputation

Increase Your Opportunities in STEM Careers

The popularity of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields is growing rapidly, and many companies are willing to offer higher median salaries in return for the most qualified candidates. UF’s online graduate degree and certificate programs provide the knowledge and credentials needed to jump-start your journey, enhance your resume and distinguish yourself from the competition.

The career options for microbiology graduates are nearly limitless. Although there are many specializations to choose from, some in-demand roles include:

  • Biochemist
  • Biophysicist
  • Medical scientist
  • Epidemiologists
  • Molecular and cellular biologists
  • Bioinformatics scientist
  • Physician
  • Surgeon

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