Curriculum

Students that enroll in the program must complete 34 credit hours with at least a "B" average in order to graduate. Following the completion of requisite coursework, students must pass a series of Comprehensive Examinations before continuing on to the Thesis Research portion of their curriculum.

* Georgetown University Medical Center offers numerous elective courses in Biomedical Sciences, Biotechnology, Epidemiology, Biodefense, and Science Policy.

First Year 

Summer 

  • MICB-985 Laboratory Rotation Summer [0 credits]

Fall 

  • BCHB-501 Biochemical & Cellular Sciences [4 credits] 
  • BCHB-528 Modern Methods in Molecular Biology [3 credits] 
  • MICB-612 Immunology [3 credits] 
  • MICB-614 Bacteriology and Mycology [3 credits] 
  • MICB-986 Laboratory Rotation Fall [0 credits] 

Spring 

  • CBIO-539 Molecular Cell Biology [4 credits] 
  • MICB-619 Biology/Biochemistry of Viruses [3 credits] 
  • MICB-629 Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis [3 credits] 
  • PHAR-534 Ethical Issues in Scientific Research [2 credits] 
  • Electives [3 credits] 
  • MICB-987 Laboratory Rotation Spring [0 credits] 

Second Year 

Summer 

  • MICB-985 Laboratory Rotation Summer [0 credits] 

Fall 

  • BIST-501 Applied Biostatistics [3 credits] *
  • PHAR-529 Applied Statistics [2 credits] *
  • Electives [3 or 4 credits] **
  • MICB-999 Thesis Research [0 credits] 
  • Written qualifying and oral comprehensive examinations

Spring 

  • MICB-999 Thesis Research [0 credits]

NOTE: Students must select one of the courses with an asterisk ( * )

NOTE: If you are taking BIST-501, you will need to take 3 additional elective credits during the second year fall semester.  If you are taking PHAR-529, you will need to take 4 additional elective credits during this semester ( ** )


Additional Degree Requirements: 

  1. Attendance and participation in Departmental Seminar Series. 
  2. Two to three research rotations with Microbiology & Immunology research faculty. 

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