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Microbiology, Immunology, and Cancer Biology M.S.

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Department of Microbiology and Immunology, 689 23rd Avenue SE, Minneapolis, MN 55455, 612-624-5947
  • Program Type: Master's
  • Requirements for this program are current for Spring 2019
  • Length of program in credits: 30
  • This program does not require summer semesters for timely completion.
  • Degree: Master of Science
Along with the program-specific requirements listed below, please read the General Information section of this website for requirements that apply to all major fields.
Note: Students are not admitted directly into the master's program; it is available only by special arrangement with the program. 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
Applicants must have a bachelor's degree (BS preferred).
International applicants must submit score(s) from one of the following tests:
    • Internet Based - Total Score: 96
    • Paper Based - Total Score: 600
    • Total Score: 7.0
    • Final score: 85
Key to test abbreviations (TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB).
For an online application or for more information about graduate education admissions, see the General Information section of this website.
Program Requirements
Plan A: Plan A requires 12 to 18 major credits, 6 credits outside the major, and 10 thesis credits. The final exam is written and oral.
This program may not be completed with a minor.
Use of 4xxx courses toward program requirements is permitted under certain conditions with adviser approval.
A minimum GPA of 3.00 is required for students to remain in good standing.
At least 2 semesters must be completed before filing a Degree Program Form.
Students are not admitted directly into the master's program; it is available only by special arrangement with the program. Students complete 14 MICA course credits, 6 credits in the minor or related field, and 10 thesis credits. Students must write and defend a thesis based on original research.
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