There is no better time than the present to be pursuing graduate education and research in microbiology! Whether you’re interested in microbial diversity, basic cellular processes, or interactions between microbial or viral pathogens and their hosts, this is a dynamic and exciting period for microbial biology and its various focus areas. Opportunities abound for careers in academic and industrial research, teaching, governmental service, and many other areas in which microbiology has an impact. A strong undergraduate record in the life or physical sciences, supported by some exposure to a research experience, will prepare you for the NCSU Microbiology graduate program, giving you the professional training to launch your career.
Graduate Programs in Microbiology at NC State University offer four degree curricula. The doctoral research (Ph.D.) degree is the focus of the department, providing an emphasis on research and training for professional careers in science and research leadership. The Masters of Science (M.S.) research degree is also available for students interested in technical careers in the biotechnology and pharmaceutical industries. A non-thesis, course-intensive graduate degree (M.M.) is available for individuals already employed in government and industry. Finally, the Department also offers a radical new degree program (M.M.B.) that offers students dual training in Microbiology and Business.
Among all the considerations for choosing a graduate training program, Microbiology at NC State University offers many advantages:
NC State Microbiology is the place to be for science, scholarship, diversity and a fantastic place to live!