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  • The University of Florida’s online Master of Science in Microbiology & Cell Science with a concentration in Medical Microbiology and Biochemistry is a versatile master’s degree. As jobs in STEM fields grow faster than the national average, our students have many exciting career opportunities. This includes working in a variety of fields, such as pharmaceutical companies, government organizations and agriculture. This degree also prepares students for medical, dental or veterinary school.

    Minimum admission requirements:

    • Bachelor’s degree (in the sciences) from a regionally accredited institution
    • 3.0 Overall GPA, and 3.0 Upper Division GPA (Rules on calculating GPA)
    • Preferred undergraduate courses for applicants:
      • Biochemistry
      • Organic Chemistry
      • Microbiology
      • Biology
      • General Chemistry
    • GRE examination with a minimum score of 300 (If you have earned a graduate or professional degree from an accredited university in the U.S., you are exempt from this requirement and do not need to submit GRE scores.)
    • Students without a preferred 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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