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Microbiology and Immunology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
University rank #801 (QS) , FL,
The Department of Microbiology and Immunology is a multidisciplinary department encompassing the areas of cellular and molecular immunology, virology, microbial genetics, and pathogenic bacteriology. The department currently consists of 27 primary faculty and 26 secondary faculty and is currently recruiting additional scientists.

About

The goals of the department’s graduate program are to provide each student with the opportunity to acquire the theoretical background and conceptual framework with the technical research skills necessary to attain a PhD. During the first year of study, a broad educational base in all disciplines together with laboratory rotations introduce students to the diverse array of research topics. Students then choose one area of concentration for their research. The varied interests of the faculty provide numerous opportunities for student participation and a broad choice in dissertation research.

Active research in immunology includes the areas of cytotoxicity, programmed cell death, cytokine receptor signaling, clinical and experimental bone marrow transplantation, stem cell biology, gene therapy for cancer treatment, antigen recognition, cell differentiation and communication, aging of the immune system, interleukins, genetic control of immunoglobulin production, gene activation, and evolution of the immune response. Research in other areas includes molecular biology of virus-host interaction in both animal and human systems, control and regulation of bacterial pathogenesis, selective tumor chemotherapy and radiation therapy, and therapy of parasitic infections.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    127-129 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Biomedical Sciences
  • Scientific Reasoning
  • Laboratory Research
  • Journal Club
  • Research Ethics
  • Professional Development: Skills for Success

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          English Language Requirements

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            6.5

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            80

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            550

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          General Requirements

          • Complete the online application
          • Official Transcripts
          • Send official Test Scores: Test scores will only be accepted if they are submitted directly from the testing agency
          • Complete the School Report
          • Letter or Recommendation
          • Conduct updates, if applicable
          • Special Programs may ask for additional requirements like a portfolio or/and schedule and audition
          • If applicable, submit your financial aid documents
          • For international students only: Submit official test scores from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

          Tuition Fee

          • International

            2100 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
          • National

            2100 USD/credit
            Tuition Fee
            Based on the original amount of 2100 USD per credit and a duration of 48 months.
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          Living costs for Miami

          • 1508 - 2610 USD/month
            Living Costs

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