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Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Graduate Studies
Our programs of course work and research that the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics offers lead to the degrees of Master of Science (M.S.) and Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.). Students may elect either microbiology or cell and molecular biology within the M.S. and Ph.D. programs. Curriculum is designed to provide you with the advanced and rigorous training on the development of a skill set that is essential for a career in microbiology.

Graduate Programs

Accelerated Master of Science (AMS) in Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology (4+1 Option)

The Accelerated Master’s Degree offers students the opportunity to obtain a Master’s of Science in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in one year.

AMS Program (4+1)

Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology

The Master of Science in Microbiology program strives to admit academically strong students and educate them for a successful career in science in a two year period.

M.S. Program

Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology

Our Ph.D. program in Microbiology and Cell and Molecular Biology offers numerous advantages to our to graduate students.

Ph.D. program
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I chose microbiology as my major because of my desire to be a lifelong learner. Bacterial species and microbes are everywhere and are thriving in their environments. Due to their plentiful conditions, they will continuously modify their genes and therefore become resistant to vaccines and attack the hosts' immune systems. This ultimately sparked my interest in microbiology early in my academic career. The faculty and staff within the microbiology department are exceptional and are great teachers. They are excellent resources for students who are interested in partaking in research while here at Oklahoma State. There are endless possibilities with a degree in microbiology and that is what I love most. It can be a good starting point to a career in medicine or any other graduate program that one hopes to attend.

- Troy Adkins II


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