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Microbiology Masters Programs

  • Master’s Degree

    The online master’s degree in microbiology & cell science with a concentration in medical microbiology and biochemistry prepares students for a future in medical and science-based fields. Students will acquire in-depth knowledge in microbiology and cell science to prepare for professional post-graduate programs like medical, dental, and veterinary schools.

    Master's Degree Benefits

    • Completely online, interactive courses
    • Earn a degree in as little as two years
    • Introductory track that empowers students to transition into the program
    • Prepares graduates for careers in government, research, and teaching in microbiology, cell biology, cellular biochemistry, and molecular genetics

    Earning a Master’s Degree Online

    As a working professional, the program provides flexibility to work within busy schedules at your own pace. Completing a master’s degree in microbiology online is a fast and convenient way to pursue education and career goals. Campus visits and laboratory times are not required.

    Non-Degree Seeking Student

    Students who are not ready to pursue a master’s degree can enroll in graduate courses as a non-degree seeking student. This is an excellent way to strengthen skills in a specific topic and ease into the online graduate learning experience. Non-degree seeking students will also have the option to transfer credits to the graduate certificate later, if admitted and if a grade of “B” or higher is earned.

    What you should know when enrolling as a non-degree seeking student:

    • Students enrolled in courses within the microbiology graduate program may take up to 7 credit hours as a non-degree seeking student.
    • Courses are conducted entirely online and can be completed at your own pace.
    • Non-degree seeking students can choose a course in a variety of topics including fundamentals in bioformatics, microbiology and immunology, infectious diseases, and more.
    • Being a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the master’s degree program.


    Master’s Degree Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a master’s degree student are:

    • A prior bachelor’s degree, master’s degree or doctoral degree from a regionally accredited institution
    • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher
    • Acceptable GRE scores
    • Two letters of recommendation
    • Resume or CV
    • Statement of Purpose

    Non-Degree Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a non-degree seeking student are:

    • A bachelor’s degree in science from a regionally accredited institution
    • 2.0 upper-division GPA

    For more information about requirements, exceptions, and applying with a non-U.S. degree, visit the admissions page.

    Microbiology Tuition Information

    UF’s Microbiology graduate program offers competitive in-state tuition for all students, regardless of location.

    Application Fee: $37

    Cost per Credit Hour: $535 plus fees*

    Credits Required for Master’s Degree:30

    Total Master’s Degree Tuitionn: $16,050 plus fees

    For more information about the costs of attendance and financial aid, visit the tuition page.

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