The University of Georgia graduate program in Microbiology ranks among the best.  As you will discover from our website, our strength resides in the diverse research interests of our training faculty and students.  Our graduate program  encompasses a variety of departments, disciplines, and experimental approaches.  Our students study microorganisms as basic biological models, as industrial and agricultural tools, and as major players in the environment and human health. By exploring these areas of microbial biology at molecular, organismal, and ecosystem levels, our graduate program offers broad-based training with a common focus on microorganisms. Our students graduate prepared for careers in research and/or teaching in academia, industry, or the government.   Our program provides a competitive stipend, tuition waivers and subsidized healthcare. In addition students enjoy a quality life with a low cost of living compared to many college towns which enriches their life outside of their academic pursuits.


Contacts:  Please direct questions about our program and the application process to our program assistant at  Direct other questions (e.g. regarding academic content) to the program coordinator Dr. Zachary Lewis at