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Degree Requirements

Microbiology and Immunology (PhD)

Year 1 (57 QH)

Required

  • GIGP 500 IGPBS 1st Year Research Rotations (32 QH)
  • GIGP 501 Molecular and Cellular Biology I (5 QH)
  • GIGP 502 Molecular and Cellular Biology II (5 QH)
  • GIGP 503B, C, D & E Systems Lectures (4 QH)
  • GIGP 505 Cellular and Molecular Developmental Biology (4 QH)
  • GIGP 507 Art of Scientific Presentation (2 QH)
  • GIGP 508 Ethics and Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 509 Biostatistics (1 QH)
  • GIGP 510 Computer Applications in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 518 Writing Skills (1 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)

Year 2 (54-65 QH)

Required

    GMIC 532 Journal Club (1 QH)
  • GMIC 533 Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology (1 QH)
  • GMIC 599 Pre-Candidacy Research Activities (40-48 QH)
  • GMIC 600A Medical Microbiology and Immunology (3 QH)
  • GMIC 600B Medical Microbiology and Immunology (2 QH)
  • GMIC 605 Molecular Biology Techniques (2 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)
  • Electives: Students must complete two:
    GMIC 503 Virology (4 QH)
    GMIC 560 Advanced Immunology (3 QH)
    GMIC 606 Cancer Biology and Signaling (1 QH)

Optional

  • GMIC 520 Molecular Parasitology (3 QH)
  • GMIC 542 Selected Topics in Microbiology, Virology, Parasitology, Immunology and Molecular Biology (12 QH)

Years 3 and 4 (43-51 QH per year)

Required

  • GMIC 532 Journal Club (1 QH)
  • GMIC 533 Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology (1 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)
  • Students will choose between the following two options:
    GMIC 599 Pre-Candidacy Research Activities (40-48 QH)
    or GMIC 699 Post-Candidacy Doctoral Research Activities (40-48 QH)

Microbiology and Immunology (MS)

Year 1 (49-57 QH)

Required

  • GIGP 507 Art of Scientific Presentation (2 QH)
  • GIGP 508 Ethics and Regulatory Issues in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 509 Biostatistics (1 QH)
  • GIGP 510 Computer Applications in Biomedical Research (1 QH)
  • GIGP 518 Writing Skills (1 QH)
  • GMIC 530 Master’s Thesis in Microbiology and Immunology (40-48 QH)
  • GMIC 532 Journal Club (1 QH)
  • GMIC 533 Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology (1 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)
  • Advanced coursework as indicated by the Research Committee

Years 2 and 3 (43-51 QH per year)

Required

  • GMIC 530 Master’s Thesis in Microbiology and Immunology (40-48 QH)
  • GMIC 532 Journal Club (1 QH)
  • GMIC 533 Seminar in Microbiology and Immunology (1 QH)
  • GMTD 709 MCS Seminar Series (1 QH)