The Department of Molecular and Biomedical Sciences offers programs in graduate studies leading to a master’s or Ph.D. in Microbiology.

  • The thesis program (MS) or non-thesis option (MPS) is designed for professionals who wish to upgrade their knowledge or skills.
  • Prerequisites for admission include a bachelor’s degree in microbiology or other biological science with undergraduate work in organic chemistry, biochemistry, mathematics, and physics.

The curriculum plan is variable and will take into account each student’s goals for graduate study and the content of his or her previous preparation.

  • The master’s program generally requires two to three years for completion, while the time for completion for a doctorate is typically four to six years.

Students may choose from biomedical research areas such as innate immunity, signal transduction, toll-like receptors, immunotoxicology, virology, bacteriology, host-pathogen interactions, and infectious disease.

Degrees offered: PhD, MPS, MS

Program Format: On Campus

Application deadline: January 15 (Fall) / September 15 (Spring) / MPS Rolling

Test Required: GRE recommended

Contact: Robert Wheeler, Edward Bernard

Contact Email: robert.wheeler1@maine.edu, edward.bernard@maine.edu

Program Website: Microbiology