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  Nov 22, 2017
 
2017-2018 General Catalog

Microbiology and Immunology, Ph.D.


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Graduate Requirements for Microbiology and Immunology


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Department of Pathology
www.path.utah.eduhttp://medicine.utah.edu/pathology/microbiology-immunology/phd-program.php
801-581-3013

Minimum Degree Hours: 60

Admission Requirements

The Department of Pathology participates in two campus-wide interdepartmental graduate programs: Molecular Biology Program and Biological Chemistry Program. Students interested in pursuing a Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology must first apply and be admitted to one of those programs where they are supported financially while they complete the requirements for their first year of graduate study. At the end of the first year, students choose a thesis advisor from and affiliate with one of the participating departments. For more information, see Bioscience Ph.D. Programs.

Graduation Requirements

First-Year Requirements


  • The five core courses and one elective required by the interdepartmental program in Molecular Biology (MB) or Biological Chemistry (BC). See the requirements listed on the MB/BC Program website here. If a grade of less than a B- is earned in a core course, the student is required to retake the course and receive a B- or better before the end of the 2nd year.
  • Laboratory rotations and 1st year Journal Clubs. See the MB/BC Program website for explanations and listings of these requirements. These are to be completed in the 1st year.

 

Ph.D. Requirements


  • Didactic Course: (numbered 6000 or above) other than a special topics course. The specific course(s) must be approved by the student’s Thesis Advisor and/or Thesis Advisory Committee. Students must receive a passing grade of B- or better. Courses numbered 5000-5999 may be taken for graduate credit with prior approval by the student’s Thesis Advisor and/or Thesis Advisory Committee.
  • Special Topics: (numbered 6000 or above). The specific course(s) must be approved by the student’s Thesis Advisor and/or Thesis Advisory Committee. Students must receive a passing grade of B- or better. Courses numbered 5000-5999 may be taken for graduate credit with prior approval by the student’s Thesis Advisor and/or Thesis Advisory Committee.
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  • Departmental Seminars and Thesis Defenses
  • Teaching Assistant Dute - 1 semester (or two half-semesters)

Thesis Requirements


(Complete 20 credits)

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