The core graduate courses required for Microbiology Graduate students are:
- MIBO8150 (Research Interests of Faculty) 1 credit hour
- MIBO8160 (Seminar Presentation) 3 credit hours
- MIBO8600 (Advanced Prokaryotic Biology) 3 credit hours
- MIBO8610 (Advanced Microbial Diversity) 3 credit hours
- MIBO8170 (Research Seminar) 1 credit hour (must be taken at least twice)
- Other courses taken to fulfill a requirement of 20 credit hours of graduate-only course work, including MIBO8900 (Rotations, max 6 CR) and other advanced courses in genetics, biochemistry, cell biology, etc. (decided on by the student in consultation with their advisor and committee).
- Students who earn extramural fellowships may be required to take an additional course in the ethical conduct of science, such as Genetics 8650 (Responsible Science)
- As noted below, GRSC7770 is a course requirement associated with teaching, and MIBO 9300 is taken during the process of writing the thesis/dissertation.
- Teaching for two semesters in introductory, advanced, or graduate-level courses is required. Most students serve as teaching assistants during their third year.
- A graduate teaching and career development course (GRSC 7770) is required before the first semester of teaching. In certain instances, GRSC7770 may be taken concurrently with the first semester of teaching.
- The final step in graduation is passing a thesis/dissertation defense: a public seminar followed by oral exam with committee (PhD aim for Year 5).
- Immediately before graduating, students must be enrolled in three credit hours of MIBO9300 (writing thesis/dissertation).