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What will I learn?

The MIMG department mission is to provide the highest quality research and education possible in the interdisciplinary fields of Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics. To meet this goal, we work together as scientists, educators and students to identify and address the most relevant problems in microbial pathogenesis and physiology, host cell biology and immune defense, and the host-pathogen interface.

Major Fields and Sub disciplines

The graduate program emphasizes the areas of animal virology, general bacteriology, host/parasite relationship, immunology, medical microbiology, microbial genetics, molecular genetics, physiology, recombinant DNA and viral structure/morphogenesis research. Students are prepared for creative research in these respective fields. The objective of the department is to provide depth and training in independent study and research for graduate students.

Course Requirements

Students are required to enroll full-time in a minimum of 12 units each quarter. In addition to basic course requirements, all students are required to take Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics 296 and 596 or 599 each quarter.

Which department am I in?

University Of California, Los Angeles

Study options

Full Time (6 years)

Tuition fees
US$32,374.00 per year
Start date

Expected September 2022


University Of California, Los Angeles



90095, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students must have a minimum score of 570 in paper based TOEFL.

For international students

An international student whose post-secondary education is completed outside of the U.S. is expected to hold a degree representing completion of at least four years of study with above average scholarship from a university or university-level institution.

IELTS Academic overall band score should be at least 7.0 is the minimum required.

TOEFL score on the paper and pencil test must be at least 560 or at least 87 on the internet-based test.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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