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Microbiology Graduate Program Admission

Incoming students are expected to have completed a bachelor's degree and to have a good background of college study in the biological sciences and chemistry with a foundation in microbiology.

Students who do not meet the minimum course requirements may be required to make up any deficiencies with appropriate undergraduate courses or by directed readings accompanied by examinations.

Applications for admission in the Fall semester, due January 15th, will be considered. The Microbiology graduate program does not consider application for entry in the Spring semester.

Other requirements include:

  • formal application to Miami University Graduate School
  • official GRE scores
  • official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work
  • official TOEFL scores, if applicable
  • three (3) letters of recommendation, either online or by mail
  • a brief description of the applicant's research interests and career objectives

Please see our application procedures for instructions on how to submit these requirements.

Note: the minimum requirements for admission to graduate studies at Miami University are:

  1. an earned baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution, usually in Biology, Microbiology or a closely related discipline
  2. a cumulative grade point average of at least 2.75 (on a 4.00 scale) or a 3.0 average for the last four semesters of study for the bachelor's degree, except in special circumstances where Conditional Standing may be granted.

Note for international applicants:

  1. Successful international applicants typically already hold a Masters degree from an accredited institution, usually in Biology, Microbiology or a closely related discipline
  2. International students whose degrees are earned outside the United States must also submit a recent TOEFL score or acceptable alternative.
  3. The Miami University Graduate School provides more information about admission requirements for international student applicants and about the English Language Proficiency requirements.