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Application Procedures

Applicants to the graduate program in microbiology are required to:

  1. apply online, and to have official GRE scores (quantitative, verbal and analytical writing) submitted to the Graduate School. International students whose degrees are earned outside the United States must also submit a recent TOEFL score to the Graduate School. The university code for submission of GRE and TOEFL scores is 1463.
  2. In addition, official transcripts of all undergraduate and graduate course work completed should be submitted to the Graduate School at the following address:
    The Graduate School
    102 Roudebush Hall
    Miami University
    Oxford, OH 45056
  3. We also require three letters of recommendation from faculty who know the student well enough to comment on the academic and, if appropriate, the research credentials and potential of the student. You have the option of either having the letters of recommendation submitted online, or mailed directly to:
    Dr. Rachael Morgan-Kiss
    Graduate Admissions Committee Chair
    Department of Microbiology
    32 Pearson Hall
    Miami University
    Oxford, OH 45056
  4. Applicants must also submit a brief description of their research interests and career objectives directly to the address provided above.

Admission is competitive and based on the evaluation of each candidate's credentials by the Graduate Admissions Committee and the Faculty of the Department of Microbiology. Screening of applications will begin on January 15 and continue until all available positions are filled. To receive full consideration for the available positions in the Microbiology graduate program, all application materials should be received by that date. However, applications will be accepted after that date and will be considered if there are any assistantships available.

A personal interview is encouraged for M.S. and Ph.D. applicants. Additional information about the Microbiology graduate degree programs is available upon request.

If you are accepted into the program, the Graduate School is notified and they give the final approval for acceptance into the Microbiology graduate program.

Note: Our department does not require an applicant to be matched with a specific faculty researcher prior to admission. Instead, each of our applicants will rotate through 3 labs in which they have an interest in joining. Assignment to a mutually-agreeable faculty researcher's lab will occur following the rotation, and before the end of the first semester.