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Grad School / Program:

  • Graduate Courses in Microbiology

  • Contact:
  • 102 Wing Hall
    Department of Microbiology
    Cornell University
    Ithaca, NY 14853-8101
    United States
    Phone: 607 255-4513



  • Degrees Granted:
  • Masters, Doctorate

  • Programs offered:
  • On-campus, Online
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  • Description:
  • The Graduate Field of Microbiology at Cornell is one of the few graduate programs in the country in which there is a strong emphasis on prokaryote biology, the study of the fundamental properties of Bacteria and Archaea. This includes the study of prokaryotic physiology, genetics, and ecology. Understanding the diversity and unique aspects of prokaryotes and other microorganisms is crucial for future progress in agriculture, biotechnology, medicine, and environmental sciences. In addition, microorganisms make excellent model systems for approaching fundamental questions in biology, such as the nature of regulation of the gene expression.

  • Admission Information:
  • For earliest consideration, applicants are strongly encouraged to submit their applications and supporting materials by December 1.

    A complete application includes:

    - Application form (submitted online)
    - Statement of purpose (submitted online)
    - Three letters of recommendation (submitted online or sent directly to the field of Microbiology). It is expected that recommendation letters will be from professors who are familiar with your work.
    - Official transcripts for both undergraduate and graduate work (submitted directly to the field of Microbiology). If the transcript is in a foreign language the student should send a certified English translation.

    Cornell's institutional code for the TOEFL and GRE is 2098.

  • Grad Program Website:
  • http://www.micro.cornell.edu/cals/micro/academics/graduate/index.cfm

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