What will I learn?

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology (MBI) conducts one of the premier infectious disease research programs in the Northwest, as demonstrated by the success of our faculty in competing nationally for extramural grant funding and publishing high-impact papers. Research funding comes from a range of sources such as the National Institutes of Health, US Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation and the Montana Agricultural Experimental Station among others. Over the past five years, MBI averaged over $6 million for annual research expenditures. MBI is also home to an NIH Center of Biomedical Research Excellence in Zoonotic and Emerging Infectious Diseases, which provides substantial core facilities and training opportunities for junior investigators. MBI is housed in a state-of-the-art facility with core laboratories for flow cytometry, cell biology, and molecular sciences, as well as pathogen containment facilities for small (BSL-3) and large animal research (ABSL-2). Instrumentation suites house equipment for DNA sequencing, genomic analysis, flow cytometry and cell sorting, and confocal microscopy.

Students may be required to take preparatory courses if they are found to be deficient in specific areas (For example, Biochemistry or Immunology). These additional courses can count in your Program of Study; however, no more than 9 credits can be 400-level. The Ph.D. adviser may recommend additional coursework if it is relevant to the students' research program.

  • 25 credits coursework
  • 35 credits 690
  • 60 credits total

BIOB 524 Ethical Practice of Science

IMID 501 Exper Immunology/Pathology

IMID 505 Eukaryotic Gene Regulation

IMID 521 Laboratory Rotation I

IMID 522 Laboratory Rotation II

IMID 523 Laboratory Rotation III

IMID 594 Seminar

Electives

IMID 690 Doctoral Thesis (Research Credits)

Total Credits 60

Which department am I in?

College of Letters and Science

Study options

Full Time (60 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$16,198.00 per year

*Price shown is for indicative purposes, please check with institution

Start date

31 August 2020

Venue

College of Letters and Science

Montana State University,

2-205 Wilson Hall,

BOZEMAN,

Montana,

59717, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

In general, most graduate programs require: A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

For international students

A bachelor's degree (or higher) or the equivalent from an accredited, government-recognized university. These degrees are generally four-year-long programs.
B average or higher from your undergraduate study (3.0/4.0 GPA, or equivalent).

English Proficiency for Graduate Applicants:

Internet-based TOEFL Test (iBT): 80

Paper-based TOEFL Test (PBT): 550

IELTS: 6.5

PTE Academic: 54

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About this uni

MSU is the largest research entity in Montana and is in the top 3% of institutions in the U.S for research expenditure.

  • Top 3% of U.S. institutions for research expenditure
  • MSU has more than 300 fully equipped research labs
  • Over 250 academic options
  • The 26th most technologically advanced university globally