Expected duration: 1 year
The Pre-Master’s program consists of a minimum of 21 credit hours of coursework in Microbiology, Biochemistry or related disciplines courses at the 3000 or 4000 level in one full academic year (two successive terms). Course selection will be pre-determined in consultation with the department head or designate.
Tuition and fees: Varies (refer to the pre-masters section in Graduate tuition and fees)
Students with a 3-year general Bachelor’s degree must usually enroll in a Pre-Master’s program of study which is arranged in consultation with the potential advisor and approved by the MMID GSC. It is expected all applicants will have a minimum of 12 credit hours of undergraduate coursework in Microbiology.
Please note that the purpose of enrolling in the Pre-master’s graduate program is not to raise an ineligible GPA (below 3.0 or it’s equivalent), but rather is intended to bring a student’s background up to the equivalent of the required 4-year degree and/or to take microbiology courses that may be lacking. Successful completion of the pre-master’s program does not imply automatic admission to the Master of Science program.