MS Course Requirements:

  • BIO 503 Research Orientation
  • MMBIO 661 Molecular Genetics in Practice
  • MMBIO 663 Articulating Science
  • MMBIO 665 Genomics
  • MMBIO 691R Seminar
  • MMBIO 692R Research in Progress
  • MMBIO 695R Research (5-8 credit hours)
  • MMBIO 699R Thesis (6 credit hours)
  • ELECTIVES: See list below (3-6 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 30.0

PhD Course Requirements:

  • BIO 503 Research Orientation
  • MMBIO 661 Molecular Genetics in Practice
  • MMBIO 663 Articulating Science
  • MMBIO 665 Genomics
  • MMBIO 691R Seminar
  • MMBIO 692R Research in Progress
  • MMBIO 695R Research (17-20 credit hours)
  • MMBIO 799R PhD Dissertation (18 credit hours)
  • ELECTIVES: See list below (3-6 credit hours)

Total Credit Hours: 54.0

MS Milestones:

  • Form Advisory Committee (November of First Year)
  • Prospectus (May of First Year)
  • Coursework Oral Exam
  • Thesis Defense (Semester of Graduation)

See Graduate Handbook for More Details


PhD Milestones:

  • Form Advisory Committee (May of First Year)
  • Prospectus (November of Second Year)
  • Qualifying Exam (May of Second Year, Focused on Scientific Proposal Development)
  • Research Expectation: At Least Two First-Author Papers of Consequence
  • Dissertation Defense (Semester of Graduation)

See Graduate Handbook for More Details


Elective Courses:

  • MMBIO 510: History and Philosophy of MMBIO (Winter / Even)
  • MMBIO 512: Gene Regulation (Winter / Odd)
  • MMBIO 514: Advanced Immunology (Fall / Even)
  • MMBIO 516: Bacteria-Host Interactions (Winter / Even)
  • MMBIO 518: Select Pathogens (Fall / Odd)
  • MMBIO 520: Molecular Virology (Winter / Odd)
  • MMBIO 522: Flow Cytometry (Fall)
  • MMBIO 528R: Current Topics in Pathogenesis (Fall & Winter)

Graduate level electives from other departments, with committee approval