What will I learn?

The Master of Science in microbiology provides opportunities for graduate training in fundamentals of modern investigative microbiology, immunology, and pathobiology with an emphasis on a multi-disciplinary approach to research problems. The program will not only provide a strong foundation in a selected discipline, but also involves research in progressive areas such as emerging infectious diseases, biosecurity, interdisciplinary/systems biology, and translational medicine.

MICROBIOLOGY, IMMUNOLOGY, AND PATHOLOGY

With a focus on understanding internationally important infectious diseases, the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology is home to world-renowned scientists and leaders in laboratory research. Students have the opportunity to gain hands-on experience by working alongside faculty with specialties in bacteriology, mycobacterial diseases, prion biology, vector-borne infectious diseases, virology, and computational biology.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE

Opportunity to work alongside world-renowned researchers in departmental laboratories

TEACHING AND MENTORING EXPERIENCE

Gain teaching experience in microbiology undergraduate courses and the Research Teams Program, which facilitates research, allows graduate students to earn credit through developing mentoring skills, and provides undergraduate students with research experience

COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH OPPORTUNITIES

Take advantage of established collaborations with organizations like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Institutes of Health, National Park Service, and Hokkaido University in Japan

PERSONALIZED PROGRAM OF STUDY

Build a flexible program of study based on academic background and area of specialization

Which department am I in?

College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences

Study options

Full Time (30 credit hours)

Tuition fees
US$31,108.00 per year
Application deadline

15 December 2021

Start date

22 August 2022

Venue

Colorado State University

1062 Campus Delivery,

FORT COLLINS,

Colorado,

80523, United States

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Only persons with degrees equivalent to U.S. bachelor’s degrees are qualified to apply for admission except for Integrated Degree Program (IDP) applicants.

For international students

The minimum requirement to apply is a bachelor’s level degree (B.S. or B.A.) in a biomedical or related field. International students must have completed an international degree that is equivalent to a U.S. bachelor’s degree from a college or university of recognized standing. A 3.0 GPA in undergraduate or other graduate work is required.

Paper-based: 550

Computer-based: 213

Internet-based: 80

The Minimum IELTS score for admission is 6.5.

Application deadline: Fall semester/ December 15.

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

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