Graduate Studies in Microbiology

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Graduate student research
Graduate student research
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Undergraduate researcher

Ours is a small but outstanding program that offers many opportunities for research and teaching experiences. Our graduates all go on to great positions or postdoctoral fellowships at the finest research institutions. Research areas of particular emphasis among our faculty are Molecular Microbiology, Microbial Pathogenesis, and Environmental Microbiology, which encompass the disciplines of immunology, molecular biology, microbial ecology, microbial genetics, microbial physiology, microbial pathogenesis, bacterial cell biology, bioinformatics, medical mycology, and virology.

Graduate Programs


Information about the Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Microbiology, including procedures for application, faculty research areas, and requirements for admission and graduation

Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology (CMSB)

The Microbiology, Biology, and Chemistry departments participate in the interdisciplinary Cell, Molecular and Structural Biology (CMSB) Graduate Program. Students who are interested in a CMSB degree can perform their M.S.. thesis or Ph.D. dissertation research with MBI faculty who are affiliated with this program.

Interested in our grad programs?

Complete this Request for Information form or email our Director of Graduate Studies to find out more about our graduate programs

Ecology, Evolution and Environmental Biology (EEEB)

Information about the interdisciplinary graduate program in Ecology, Evolution, and Environmental Biology (EEEB), including procedures for application, links to the participating departments, and requirements for admission and graduation

Miami also has interdisciplinary Ph.D. and M.S. programs in Ecology, in which students earn a Certificate in Ecology

Other Resources

Miami University Graduate School

Provides a variety of information about graduate programs at Miami, including admission requirements, application forms (for international students and U.S. citizens), tuition and financial aid, resources and research facilities, thesis and dissertation guidelines, and the Handbook for Graduate Students and Faculty (in Miami University Policy Library)

Please send questions and comments to:
Director of Graduate Studies

Graduate Student Handbooks and Worksheets

Miami University Handbook for Graduate Students and Faculty
(available at the Policy Library)

Miami Bulletin

The following are available in the department office (212 Pearson Hall), and by email upon request.

  • Microbiology Graduate Studies Handbook
    (includes the M.S. and Ph.D requirements, responsibilities and forms; PDF 0.9MB)
  • Plan of Study Checklist for M.S. in Microbiology (PDF 59KB)
  • Plan of Study Checklist for Ph.D. in Microbiology (PDF 60KB)
  • Faculty Research Interests
    (descriptions of faculty research programs; PDF 2.9MB)