Master of Science: How to Apply

Admission Requirements 

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.00.
  • Minimum course requirements: Completion of two semesters of undergraduate biology, general chemistry, organic chemistry and calculus; in addition, one course in genetics, one course in microbiology with a laboratory, and one course in cell biology. 
  • Students must identify a research mentor within the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in whose laboratory they will conduct their Master’s Degree prior to application. 
  • GRE/GMAT scores are NOT an admission requirement for the Master’s Degree Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics program.
  • Graduate student status will start one week prior to the start of fall classes and will be expected to be maintained fulltime including summers until completion of their Master’s degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Application Process

Contact Us

Have questions about this program? Contact Janet Murray. 802-656-8255. Email

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