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Prospective Students

  • The University of Florida’s online Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science with a concentration in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry and online Graduate Certificate in Environmental Microbiology are convenient, versatile graduate programs. Jobs in STEM fields continue to grow at a faster rate than the national average, affording our students a variety of exciting career opportunities. Our programs can help students launch or advance careers in pharmaceutical companies, government organizations, agriculture and other diverse fields, or can help prepare students for medical, dental or veterinary school.

    Minimum admission requirements for the master’s degree and graduate certificate programs:

    • A bachelor’s degree from one of the institutional accreditors (or international equivalent) found in the “Accreditation” section at (recommended major in the sciences)
    • 3.0 Overall GPA, and 3.0 Upper Division GPA (Rules on calculating GPA)
    • Required undergraduate courses for applicants:
      • Biochemistry
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Microbiology
      • Biology
      • General Chemistry
    • Students without a required science background are welcome to apply and will be reviewed on a case by case basis for admission. Relevant professional experience may substitute for academic coursework.

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