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Earn Your Master’s Degree in Microbiology Without a Lab Requirement!

The ability to complete a master’s degree without a thesis or lab requirement is one of the most convenient aspects of the University of Florida’s online microbiology graduate program. With no lab component, we can offer you the flexibility to complete your master’s degree entirely online through an asynchronous format in as little as one year. This means we can make our program available to more students while they maintain full-time employment. There are several groups of students who can benefit from this unique master’s degree program, including individuals who:
  1. Already Have Lab Experience:For students who have already met their lab requirements, pursuing a master’s degree in microbiology can strengthen their problem-solving techniques and advance their careers.
  2. Have Worked in a Lab, but are Considering a Career Move: A graduate education in microbiology includes technical and scientific skills that are in high demand in the current job market. Master’s degree graduates can easily transfer these skills from a laboratory setting to clinical positions, teaching careers and more.
  3. Seek Admission to Medical/Professional School Programs: Since this program can be completed in as a little as one year, it is a great way for aspiring healthcare practitioners to enhance their medical school applications during their gap year.
Our online master’s degree in microbiology is built on a solid reputation, featuring:
  1. Accreditation Through the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACSCOC): Through the University of Florida’s accreditation through SACSCOC, this program and its respective courses meet rigorous academic standards that are reaffirmed every ten years. The University of Florida is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award associate, baccalaureate, masters, education specialist, and doctoral degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call 404-679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of the University of Florida.
  2. Access to Exceptional Faculty: As the largest microbiology department in the United States, we can recruit the best faculty.
  3. Top-Ranked University Status: The US News and World Report ranked UF as a top university in 2018.
We understand that selecting the right master’s degree program is a significant decision, with many factors to consider. Depending on your individual educational and career goals, our online master’s degree program may or may not be right for you. We invite you to contact our student support services team if you have any questions regarding this program, and they’ll be happy to assist you.

Learn More About the Program

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