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  • 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
    • No GRE requirement
    • 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.

    Graduate Certificate in Environmental Microbiology

    The online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Microbiology is ideal for anyone looking to take the next step in their career path by better understanding our environment and using small organisms to solve big issues. This 13-credit certificate program explores how microbes can be harnessed to provide solutions to practical issues on a global scale, such as climate change, rising sea levels, bioremediation, interactions between people and their workplace environments, solar radiation risks to human health and challenges within the space industry.

    Program Benefits

    • Completely online, with interactive courses
    • Can be completed in as little as two semesters
    • No GRE requirement
    • Prepares graduates for careers in government, research and teaching in microbiology and environmental science

    Earning a Graduate Certificate Online

    Completing an online graduate certificate in environmental microbiology is a fast and convenient way to advance your education and bolster your skill set. Campus visits and laboratory times are not required, affording you the flexibility to complete this program at your own pace.

    Non-Degree Seeking Student

    Students who are not yet ready to pursue a master’s degree or graduate certificate can enroll in graduate courses as a non-degree seeking student. This is an excellent way to strengthen your skills in a specific topic and ease into the online graduate learning experience. Non-degree seeking students will also have the option of transferring credits to the master’s degree or graduate certificate program 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 may take up to 7 credit hours from courses within the microbiology master’s degree or environmental microbiology graduate certificate programs in non-degree status.
    • Courses are conducted entirely online and can be completed at your own pace.
    • Non-degree seeking students can choose from courses in a variety of topics, including fundamentals in bioinformatics, microbiology and immunology, infectious diseases and more.
    • Enrolling as a non-degree seeking student does not guarantee acceptance into the master’s degree or graduate certificate programs.

    Admissions

    Master’s Degree Admission Requirements

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

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (recommended major in the sciences)
    • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Graduate Certificate Admission Requirements

    The minimum requirements to apply to the program as a graduate certificate student are:

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (recommended major in sciences)
    • An upper-division GPA of 3.0 or higher

    Non-Degree Admission Requirements

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

    • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution (recommended major in the sciences)
    • 2.0 upper-division GPA

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

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