Degree Requirements

M.A. Degree Requirements

Students must demonstrate competence in the content of the IGPBS curriculum and in 2 of the following areas:

  • Immunology,
  • Virology, and
  • Bacteriology.

Each degree candidate must submit a written thesis detailing original laboratory research and defend it orally before a thesis committee.

During the first year, students enroll in the IGPBS curriculum and do rotations. At the end of the first year, students select an advisor and begin thesis research. During the second year students, enroll in the Principles of Microbiology series, take 2 additional courses, participate in literature seminar series, and continue research.

Contact Info

Department of Microbiology, Molecular Genetics, and Immunology

KU Medical Center, 3025 Wahl Hall West
Mail Stop 3029, 3901 Rainbow Blvd.
Kansas City, KS 66160
913-588-7010
http://www.kumc.edu/microbiology/
Michael Parmely, Interim Chair
913-588-7053
Indranil Biswas, Graduate Advisor
913-588-7010
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