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Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology Minor

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 690 23rd Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, 612-624-5947
  • Program Type: Graduate minor related to major
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2018
  • Length of program in credits (master's): 8
  • Length of program in credits (doctoral): 12
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
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Students prepare for careers in biomedical research and teaching by completing broad training in molecular biology or biological sciences, and focused specialization in one of three concentrations (microbiology, immunology, or cancer biology). The program offers exceptional research opportunities for graduate training in autoimmunity, biotechnology, cancer biology and therapy, environmental microbiology, genetic engineering of microorganisms, lymphocyte activation and development, microbial pathogenesis, molecular genetics of disease, tumor immunology, vaccine development, and vascular biology and inflammation.
Program Delivery
  • via classroom (the majority of instruction is face-to-face)
Prerequisites for Admission
The preferred undergraduate GPA for admittance to the program is 3.50.
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (B.S. preferred).
Other requirements to be completed before admission:
Required courses include calculus, general chemistry, organic chemistry, and physics. A minimum of two upper-level biology courses, which may include biochemistry, genetics, cell biology, molecular biology, microbiology, or immunology, etc. are also required.
Applicants must submit their test score(s) from the following:
  • GRE
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 96
Key to test abbreviations (GRE, TOEFL).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Use of 4xxx courses towards program requirements is not permitted.
Students enrolled in a University master's or doctoral program are eligible for the MICaB minor. Requirements for the master's- and doctoral-level MICaB minor include: completion of 8 MICaB credits from 2 of the following 4-credit courses: MICA 8002, MICA 8003, MICA 8004; and the approval of the MICaB director of graduate studies. Doctoral students must also complete at least 4, but no more than 10, additional MICAB credits in consultation with the MICaB director of graduate studies.
MICaB minor requirements
Minimum requirement of 12-18 credits to include: two or three of the following MICa 8002, 8003 or 8004; and other MICa 8000-level 2, 3 or 4 credit courses to total 12-18 credits (excluding MICa 8012).
Program Sub-plans
Students are required to complete one of the following sub-plans.
Students may not complete the program with more than one sub-plan.
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