Curriculum

Students must complete 30 credits of coursework with at least a 3.0 (B average) to graduate with a Master's Degree in Microbiology and Immunology. Students may complete the program in three semesters (10 credits per semester, attending two Fall semesters and one Spring semester) attending full-time, and two to three years part-time. Students may also choose to accelerate and complete the program in two semesters (15 credits per semester), but it is not necessary to. 

The sample curriculum (shown below) assumes that a student is pursuing the degree full time. Part time option is also available, in which case the curriculum will be distributed over a longer period of study as determined by the student, but not exceeding 3 years. The part-time option is only available for U.S. Citizens. International students are required to register as a full-time student, taking the normative amount of credits. For more information, please refer to the Office of Global Services here

Each semester has their own required core courses that students must take to graduate. Other courses may be substituted for the elective courses, but changes will require an approval by the program director, who also serves as the faculty advisor.

If you would like to take a look at our department course schedule, please look here.


 
Fall Semester Required Courses

MICB 612 - Immunology [3] 

MICB 614 - Bacteriology and Mycology [3] 

BCHB 501 - Biochemical and Cellular Sciences [3]
(Note: Students must choose Section 3)

BCHB 576 - Core Methods of Biochemistry [3]

Spring Semester Required Courses
MICB 619 - Biology & Biochemistry of Viruses [3]
MICB 629 - Mechanism of Microbial Pathogenesis [3]
Fall Semester Electives

MICB 515 - Microbiology of Biological Threat Agents & Emerging Infectious Diseases [3]

MICB 551 - Seminar: Biohazardous Threat Agents & EID [2]

MICB 590 - Animal Health [2]

MICB 622 - Advanced Techniques in Microbiology I (Lab Research Course) [2-3] **

*Requires Instructor Approval. Must contact your program coordinator, Judie Kuo, for more information.

MICB 702 - Regulatory Science and Public Health [2] 

MICB 708 - Immunogenetics in Health and Disease [2]

MICB 800 - Seminar: Global Infectious Diseases [2]

MICB 852 - Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology Fall [1]

BCHB 521 - Bioinformatics [4]

BIST 501 - Introductory Biostatistics: Exp Des/Anlys [3]

TBIO 543 - Clinical Survey of Human Cancer [2]

TBIO 584 -  Intro to Tumor Biology [1]
Spring Semester Electives

MICB 524 - Emerging and Re-emerging Infectious Diseases: A Multidisciplinary Approach [2]

MICB 577 - Defense Threat Reduction Initiatives [2]
MICB 622 - Advanced Techniques in Microbiology I (Lab Research Course) [2-3] **

*Requires Instructor Approval. Must contact your program coordinator, Judie Kuo, for more information.

MICB 660 - Concepts of Immunotherapy [3]

MICB 708 - Immunogenetics in Health & Disease [2]
MICB 801 - Seminar: Global Infectious Diseases [2]
MICB 853 - Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology Spring [1]

BCHB 536 - Applications of Cell Culture in Biotechnology and Medicine [2]

BCHB 540 - Molecular Basis of Carcinogenesis [3]

CBIO 539 - Molecular Cell Biology [4]

NURS 518 - Interdisciplinary Health Care Ethics [2]

PHAR 605 - Advanced Topics in Nutrition [3]

** Please note that for MICB 622, students will be required to take the laboratory safety course before taking MICB 622. To learn more about the laboratory safety course, please look here. You will need to look on their website to find out the next available times that the laborartory safety course will be offered in the TRB Auditorium. If you wish to sign up for this lab safety course, please do so here