Graduate Program Applications

Deadlines: To assure consideration for Fall  admission,  please complete your application by December 1 of that year. NOTE: Application for admission consists of both a Graduate School application and a Department of Microbiology application. Required material for each application is listed below.


Qualifications:   All aspects of each application are considered. We are interested in students that are competitive academically, and have significant research experience. Because the application is a wholistically evaluated, we do not judge the likelihood of acceptability based on a short pre-application. 


Campus visits: Top applicants will be invited for an interview/recruitment weekend in February (Feb. 2-5, 2017). During this visit, applicants will meet faculty, students, and staff in individual and group settings. 


International Students:  As a University of Georgia (UGA) policy, international students whose native language is not English and who do not have a degree from a US institution must have a TOEFL speaking score of at least 22 to be admitted. Additional training in English may be required before International students can serve as Teaching Assistants. 


Application Materials for Graduate Admissions Office:

  • General Application Information and Forms
  • Graduate School Application
  • Three Online Letters of Recommendation (as instructed on General Application)
  • Official Transcripts (in sealed envelope)
  • $75.00 Domestic Application Processing Fee ($100 International Application Processing Fee) 
  • Official Test Scores (sent by testing agency)
    GRE scores
    International Students (TOEFL IBT)


Application Materials for Department of Microbiology:


If you have any questions, please call Sophia Muriel Flemming at:

Phone: (706) 542-1434


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