The microbiology program provides graduate training leading towards Ph.D. and M.S. degrees. This program supports broad interests in microbiology, including environmental and pathogenic microbiology, with studies that encompass a spectrum of approaches from the ecological and organismal to the molecular genetic and biochemical. Faculty from several colleges and departments participate as major advisors.
Students can enter the Microbiology program in two ways:
We train about 30 graduate students earning M.S. and Ph.D. degrees. Microbiology faculty also train graduate students enrolled in related programs such as Molecular & Cellular Biology, Genetics, Soil Science, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Oceanography. Graduate students are major contributors to the research output of the department.
This program is not accepting applications for the M.A. degree.
Students who want to apply out of cycle need to first discuss and receive the approval of their advisor, who will contact the graduate admission committee chair.
If you meet Oregon State University requirements, you are encouraged to contact microbiology program faculty whose research coincides with your interests. Individual faculty members will provide information on their programs and opportunities on possible positions in their laboratories for graduate students.
This program is not offered as a MAIS field of study.
This program participates in the Accelerated Masters Platform (AMP)