Microbiology and Cell Science Graduate Programs
The Department of Microbiology and Cell Science offers a top 10 education for students who wish to earn their M.S. or Ph.D. Graduates are well prepared to pursue careers in government, industry, research and teaching in microbiology, cell biology, cellular biochemistry, and molecular genetics. For more information on how to apply for these programs, please visit our M.S. or Ph.D. admissions websites.
UF Microbiology and Cell Science Graduate Degree:
Traditional Full-Semester Microbiology & Cell Science Graduate Courses
- BSC 6459 Fundamentals of Bioinformatics (Fall and Spring) — 3 Credits
- MCB 5205 Microbiology of Human Pathogens (Fall and Spring) — 3 Credits
- MCB 5252 Microbiology, Immunology, and Immunotherapeutics (Spring, Summer A) — 4 Credits
- MCB 5270 Antimicrobial Resistance (Fall and Spring) — 3 credits
- MCB 5505 General Virology (Fall and Spring) — 3 Credits
- MCB 5705 Astrobiology (Spring) — 3 credits
- MCB 6151 Prokaryotic Diversity (Summer C) — 3 Credits
- MCB 6407 Prokaryotic Cell Structure and Function (Fall) — 3 credits
- MCB 6424 Probiotics (Spring) — 3 credits
- MCB 6656 Environmental Microbiology (Fall) — 3 credits
- MCB 6670C The Microbiome (Spring) — 3 credits
- MCB 6781 Extremophiles (Fall) — 3 Credits
- MCB 6905 Experimental Microbiology (Fall, Spring, Summer A/C) — credits vary
- MCB 6930 Seminar (Fall, Spring) — 1 Credit
- MCB 6937 Advanced Molecular Genetics (Fall) — 3 credits
- MCB 6937 Basic Biology of Microorganisms (Fall, Spring, Summer A) — 3 credits
- MCB 6937 Careers for Impact (Fall, Spring, Summer A) — 1 credit
- MCB 6937 Foundations in Molecular Genetics (Spring) — 3 credits
- MCB 6937 Human Genomics (Fall) — 3 Credits
- MCB 6937 Innovation Project Management (Fall, Spring, Summer A) — 1 credit
- MCB 6937 Post-translational Modifications in Microbiology (Summer C) — 2 credits
- MCB 6937 R for Life Sciences (Fall and Summer C) — 3 credits
- MCB 6940 Supervised Teaching (Fall, Spring, Summer A/C) — credits vary
- MCB 7922 Journal Colloquy (Fall, Spring, Summer C) — 1 Credit
- MCB 7979 Advanced Research (Fall, Spring, Summer A/C) — credits vary
- MCB 7980 Research for Doctoral Dissertation (Fall, Spring, Summer A/C) — credits vary
- PCB 5235 Immunology (Spring) — 3 Credits
Off-Calendar Microbiology & Cell Science Module Courses
- MCB 6317 Molecular Biology of Gene Expression (Fall) — 1 Credit
- MCB 6318 Comparative Microbial Genomics (Spring) — 2 Credits
- MCB 6355 Microbial/Host Defense (Spring) — 1 Credit
- MCB 6417 Microbial Metabolism and Energetics (Fall) — 1 Credit
- MCB 6457 Metabolic Regulation (Spring) — 1 Credit
- MCB 6772 Advanced Topics in Cell Biology (Spring) — 1 Credit
- MCB 6937 Methods to Study Prokaryotic Transcriptional Regulation (Spring) 1 Credit
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- Course Syllabi
- Graduate Student Handbook: 2021-2022 MCS Graduate Handbook
- Guides to creating a CV, Resume, and Personal Statement
New Student Information
To do list for all new students before first day of class:
- Review the Microbiology and Cell Science Graduate Student Handbook: 2021-2022 MCS Graduate Handbook
- Review the online orientation for new graduate students (optional if you attend on campus orientation)
- Attend New Graduate Student Orientation – Tentatively planned for August 16.
- Attend New Graduate Teaching Assistant Orientation – Attendance is optional. Dates to be announced later this summer.
- Attend the Microbiology Graduate Teaching Assistant orientation (REQUIRED) organized by Dr. Monika Oli, Lab Coordinator for Microbiology and Cell Science. Wednesday, August 18, and Thursday August 19, 2021 – contact Dr. Oli with questions.
- Attend the 2021 Microbiology Graduate Symposium (REQUIRED) – The symposium will be held on August 20-21 at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.
- Classes and teaching responsibilities for students begin on Monday, August 23, 2021, for the fall 2021 semester.
To do list for International Students:
- Receive your I-20: Review the International Student Services website for an instructions on how to receive your I-20.
- Receive your Visa: Review the International Student Services website for instructions on how to apply for your Visa.
- Complete the check-in process for new international students.
- Students who scored 23-27 on the TOEFL iBT (or 45-50 on the SPEAK test) will be permitted a provisional teaching assignment if they concurrently enroll in EAP5836 (Academic Spoken English 2). In addition to this, the UF SPEAK Test can be completed with a score of 50 or higher to waive the requirement to take EAP5836.
- UF Schedule of Courses
- UF Graduate School Course Catalog
- MS Final Exam Rubric
- Tools to Improve Scientific Writing
Forms for Current Students
- Program of Study Form
- Ph.D.-Supervisory Committee Setup Form
- M.S.-Supervisory Committee Setup Form
- MCS Graduate Committee Meeting Form
- Ph.D Qualifying Examination Form
- M.S. Thesis – Thesis Defense Form
- Ph.D. Dissertation Defense in Microbiology & Cell Science Form
- Individual Development Plan (IDP) – Year 1
- Individual Development Plan (IDP) – Year 2 – Year 4