Microbiology

 

Program Information:

Program Statement:
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Degrees Offered:
  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
  • Master of Science (M.S.)
Program Handbook(s):
Learning Goals:
  • Demonstrate comprehensive understanding of scholarly literature in the area of Microbiology.
  • Form testable hypotheses and articulate research objectives that, when met, will lead to significant contributions to Microbiology.
  • Conduct qualitative and/or quantitative research via appropriate acquisition, analysis, and reporting of Microbiological data.
  • Interpret research results appropriately, integrating them into the existing knowledge in the discipline.
  • Clearly and accurately communicate research findings orally and in writing, and often through the use images (tables, figures, and other forms of imagery) and electronic or other forms of media.
  • Incorporate academic concepts from Microbiology coursework into laboratory and professional practice.
  • Conduct scholarship, in teams or with independence, in ways that consistently demonstrate ethical practice and professionalism.

Program Contact:

Contact: Dai Nguyen
Phone: 515-294-9052
E-mail Address:

Admission Requirements:

Graduate College Requirements:
  • 4 year Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent)
  • Academic Records/Transcripts
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA (Program may alter requirement.)
  • Proof of English Proficiency.
Program Specific Requirements:
  • Biology or Chemistry subject test score (recommended)
  • Research Experience
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Research Publications
  • Program Requires GRE: Yes
  • Program Requires GMAT: No
  • Program Will Review Without TOEFL or IELTS: No
International Requirements:
  • Financial Statement: Application
  • English Proficiency Minimum:
    TOEFL Paper (PBT) 550
    TOEFL Internet (iBT) 79
    IELTS 6.5
    PTE 53
    Duolingo (approved through spring 2025) 105

Application Information:

Application Deadlines:
    January 1 for full consideration for fall assistantships.
Application Details:
    This program is open to domestic and international students.