Applied Microbial Systems Analysis

The Master of Science in Applied Microbial Systems Analysis is a professional science master’s program that trains students in microbial genomics, microbiome research and general microbiology. This program is specifically designed to train students for employment in the biotechnology, pharmaceutical, diagnostic, government, and academic sectors. This is achieved by combining coursework with advanced laboratory training and internships.

Requirements: At least 33 credits of course work, an internship and passing an exit examination. Credits are selected from an approved menu of courses: minimum of nine credits in core curriculum options, minimum of eight credits in specialized microbiology courses (laboratory or research experience), minimum of five credits in laboratory courses and minimum of seven credits in professional master’s cohort courses (communication skills, Frontiers seminars, business practices, internship). Students are also required to take GRAD 5900 when taught as Professional Writing and Communication; MCB 5490; and two credits of MCB 5491. Courses are periodically modified to reflect new offerings or changing scientific emphasis. In special circumstances the Advisory Committee may waive some of these requirements.

Core Curriculum Course Options. A minimum of nine credits from MCB 4601, 5001, 5217, 5240, 5426, 5471, 5621, 5679, 5699; or another course with prior approval from the Microbial Systems Analysis Program Director.

Specialized Microbiology Course Options. A minimum of eight credits from ANSC 4341,5618; EEB 5349, 5449; MCB 5472, 5636, 5681; PVS 5201, 5202, 5203, 5401, 5632; or another course with prior approval from Microbial Systems Analysis Program Director.

Laboratory Course Options. A minimum of five credits from ANSC 4642; MCB 3637, 5427, 5430, 5670, 5671, 5672, 5616; one to six credits of MCB 6897; or another course with prior approval from the Microbial Systems Analysis Program Director.

Professional Master’s Cohort Course Options. A minimum of seven credits from GRAD 5900 when taught as Professional Writing and Communication Skills; GRAD 5910; GRAD 5930 internship; MCB 5080, 5490, 5491; or another course with prior approval from Microbial Systems Analysis Program Director.

Note: Only six credits total of 3000 and 4000 level courses may be applied to the graduate degree.

The program is offered by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.