Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology

Wright State University

Dayton, Ohio, USA
Master of Science in Microbiology and Immunology
Duration1.5-2 Years
LevelMasters Program
  • Wright State’s Microbiology and Immunology program has established a tradition of producing graduates who excel as doctors, dentists, and veterinarians in Ohio, across the U.S., and in countries around the world
  • The program leading to the Master of Science degree in microbiology and immunology prepares students for careers as professional microbiologists/immunologists in industry, government, education, and research organizations, or for further professional training. Areas of specialization in the Microbiology and Immunology program include indoor allergies, basic and clinical immunology, retrovirology (retroviral variation, HIV, endogenous retroviruses), immunotoxicology, viral pathogenicity, vaccine development, immunoparasitology of ectoparasites, microbial ecology, immune modulation, algal toxins, inflammatory and immune effector cell function, cytokine signaling and apoptosis
  • The M.S. degree in microbiology and immunology requires the submission and oral defense of either a research-based or literature-based thesis. Candidates are required to obtain a major advisor and an advisory committee. For the research-based thesis, the advisory committee will help formulate a study program to include a minimum of 17-semester credits of graduate work, including two seminars with an M&I prefix and 13-semester credits of research (which could include journal clubs, seminars, or special topics). For the literature-based thesis, the student, with assistance from the advisory committee, will select the additional courses required to fulfill the 30-semester credit limit. The advisory committee will also provide counseling and evaluate student progress. If a student is uncertain of a major area of concentration, the program director will serve as a temporary advisor until the student selects an area and is accepted by an advisory professor
  • Areas of specialization:
    • Molecular genetics
    • Microbial physiology
    • Immunology
    • Human neutrophils
    • Host immunology/parasite relationshipsMicrobial ecology
    • Immunotoxicology
    • DNA and conventional vaccine development
    • Retrovirology (HIV)
    • Environmental microbiology
    • Inflammation
    • Virology
Fees componentsAmount
Tuition & fees1412507 INR
Hostel & Meals460387 INR
Insurance180170 INR
International Fee21972 INR
Books58006 INR
Residence Activity Fee4394 INR
Residence Communication Fee14648 INR
New Student orientation Fee1831 INR
Total741408 INR

Entry Criteria

Class 12thNo specific cutoff mentioned
BachelorsNo specific cutoff mentioned
  • The applicant should have taken a distribution of undergraduate courses in biological sciences, chemistry, physics and mathematics that would support his or her anticipated graduate study
  • International students entering the M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology program whose undergraduate GPA is less than 3.0 must submit (IELT, TOEFL, GRE) scores
  • Applicants with GPAs of 3.0 and above are still encouraged to provide (IELT, TOEFL, GRE) scores to assist in admission decisions
ExamsTOEFL: 79


PTE: 57

Additional info
  • Applicants are encouraged to provide GRE scores. These scores may be used to make Admission decisions when the GPA is below 3.0
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