• Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
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Overview

Microbiology majors at Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences often struggle after graduation because they lack the specialized knowledge that pharmaceutical and biomedical employers covet, and their broad-based education makes it difficult to distinguish themselves among other graduate school applicants. That is not the case with the Microbiology program at ACPHS - one of just two such programs in New York State. Our program is focused on the micro-organisms (e.g., bacteria, fungi, viruses) that cause disease in humans.

Learning outcomes

Through its research emphasis and specialized tracks of study, you will observe micro-organisms, study their behaviors, track their spread, and learn what can be done to minimize the risks they pose to humans. Those interested in gaining additional research experience should consider our dual degree program leading to a B.S. in Microbiology and an M.S. in Molecular Biosciences.

Whichever path you choose, you will graduate with a differentiated degree that prepares you equally well to immediately seek employment or continue your education in a graduate or professional school.

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses Include: 
  •  Immunology
  •  Biochemistry 
  •  Molecular Biology 
  •  Microbial Genetics 

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    84

    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • Official high school transcript(s) from all secondary schools attended, including most recent grades.
  • Official transcripts from any colleges or universities attended.
  • Official reports of standardized test scores, either Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT) or American College Testing Program Examination (ACT).
  • Official reports from the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS), if the applicant has studied for fewer than 4 years where English is the language of instruction. A minimum score of 84 on the TOEFL or a minimum of 6.5 on the IELTS must be achieved to be considered for admission.
  • One (1) letter of recommendation from a school official such as a counselor or a teacher is required. An additional recommendation from a science or math teacher or from an individual that knows the candidate well is preferred.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    36120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36120 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    36120 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 36120 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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