Twin Cities Campus
Microbial Engineering Minor
College of Biological Sciences
Link to a list of faculty for this program.
M.S. Program in Microbial Engineering, University of Minnesota, 1479 Gortner Avenue, Suite 140, Saint Paul, MN 55108 (612-624-6774; fax 612-625-5780)
Microbial engineering is an interdisciplinary program that combines an understanding of basic principles in microbiology, biochemistry, molecular biology, chemical engineering, and related sciences. Students are trained in the industrial application of microorganisms, cultured cells, and immunologic agents. Students learn both modern basic microbiology and biological engineering. Courses may be chosen from specific fields including biochemistry, microbiology, food science, genetics and cell biology, or pharmacognosy. The program is coordinated by the BioTechnology Institute (BTI) and involves faculty from 10 departments and 5 institutes of the University. Note: The minor in microbial engineering is offered at the doctoral level only.
Prerequisites for Admission
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
Take at least 10 credits, chosen in consultation with the Microbial Engineering director of graduate studies.
Take at least 12 credits, chosen in consultation with the Microbial Engineering director of graduate studies.