Microbiology (M.S.)

https://colsa.unh.edu/mcbs/microbiology/microbiology-ms

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Science (MCBS) offers a master of science in microbiology. Research opportunities are available in a broad range of areas, including plant-microbe interactions, signal transduction, microbial development, host-microbe interactions, environmental microbiology, environmental and molecular virology, microbial ecology, microbial evolution, microbial genetics and genomics, molecular microbiology, and biotechnology.

M.S. Degree Requirements

The Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Biomedical Science (MCBS) offers a master of science in microbiology. Research opportunities are available in a broad range of areas, including plant-microbe interactions, signal transduction, microbial development, host-microbe interactions, environmental microbiology, environmental and molecular virology, microbial ecology, microbial evolution, microbial genetics and genomics, molecular microbiology, and biotechnology. Students

admitted to the M.S. program are required to conduct an independent research project in conjunction with a faculty adviser and must submit a thesis based on this research to a graduate committee, which determines its acceptability. Specific coursework is determined in conjunction with the graduate committee.

A minimum of 30 credits, including 6-10 thesis credits (MICR 899 Master's Thesis), and a minimum of two other graduate level courses at the 800 or 900-level in the area of microbiology, is required. All M.S. students are required to enroll in and attend seminar (MCBS 997) every semester and present one seminar each year. A thesis and a formal defense are also required. In addition, the student must submit at least one manuscript for publication to a peer-reviewed journal.