Graduate Programs

Student Learning Outcomes
Microbiology and Immunology, Ph.D.

The goal of the Graduate Program is to prepare research scientists for productive careers at the most competitive level. The supporting facility is equipped with all requisite tools for conducting contemporary molecular science and the expertise to implement them. However, our greatest resource is the quality of the research faculty and its commitment to productivity. Thus, the Department

  1. offers didactic coursework sufficient for rapid mastery of concepts central to the discipline, while emphasizing active student involvement in the laboratory as quickly as possible,
  2. provides varied forums to enhance communication/teaching skills,
  3. actively encourages ongoing education beyond formal coursework throughout predoctoral training, and
  4. expects training to be completed in 4-5 years with graduates poised to compete successfully for their next position.

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