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Graduate Students

Graduate students are admitted through a multidisciplinary graduate program under the general heading of Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (CMB). 

Microbiology & Molecular Genetics is one of six participating academic departments offering entering students exciting research opportunities in many areas of biological science and human disease. Please take time to learn more about this outstanding graduate program.

Graduate Program in Cellular and Molecular Biosciences (PDF)

Graduate Student Handbook (PDF)

The faculty in the Department of Microbiology & Molecular Genetics offer a number of courses to further the advanced education and training of our PhD graduate students. 

Course Offerings

  • Regulation of Gene Expression (M&MG 206) - (UC Irvine only)
  • Integrative Immunology (M&MG 215/Mol Bio 215)
  • Immunopathogenic Mechanisms of Disease (M&MG 221/Path 221)
  • Molecular Pathogenesis of Viral Infections (M&MG 222/Path 222)
  • Ethical and Political Issues of Embryonic Stem Cell Policy (M&MG 230)
  • Responsible Conduct of Research (M&MG 250)
  • Tutorial in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (M&MG 280A/M&MG 280B)
  • Scientific Writing (M&MG 280C)

For detailed information on the courses, please contact the departmental office at 949-824-5261.