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2019-2020 Graduate Catalog 
    
2019-2020 Graduate Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Microbiology, PhD


Program Description


The Department of Biological Sciences administers the MS and PhD degree programs in Microbiology. The Microbiology graduate programs includes a wide variety of disciplines with three major emphasis areas: Cellular and Physiological Microbiology, Microbial Genetics and Molecular Microbiology, and Environmental Microbiology.

Applicants to the graduate degree programs in Microbiology must have a bachelor’s or master’s degree and a background of training in biology, microbiology, chemistry, or related field. Undergraduate work in microbiology is desirable but not necessary. All students are expected to have completed organic chemistry, physics, calculus, general biology and genetics.

For students entering the PhD program direct from a bachelor’s program, graduate coursework must include courses from at least three of the following areas: Genetics, Physiology and Metabolism; Pathogenic Microbiology; Environmental and Ecological Microbiology; Technology; and Bioinformatics, Genomics and Statistics.

For more information, please visit https://www.clemson.edu/science/departments/biosci/academics/graduate/index.html.