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Microbiology, B.Sc.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
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The Microbiology program from Michigan State University also provides the basis for professional studies, such as medicine, dentistry, or forensic or clinical laboratory science. Elective microbiology courses are organized by interest group -- cell and molecular biology, immunology and medical microbiology, microbe biology and microbial biotechnology -- with students selecting a set of electives according to their interests.

Upon completion of the program, graduates may apply for certification with the National Registry of Microbiologists of the American Society for Microbiology.


  • Anatomic pathologists
  • Clinical microbiologists
  • Food scientists and technologists
  • Laboratory analysts
  • Medical researchers
  • Microbiologists
  • Quality control mangers/technicians

Detailed Programme Facts

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

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Introductory Laboratory for General and Allied Health Microbiology
  • Advanced Microbiology Laboratory
  • Prokaryotic Cell Physiology
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Introductory Microbiology

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Complete MSU’s application for admission online, including the required personal statement.
  • Pay the $75 nonrefundable application fee.
  • Request that all secondary schools, colleges or universities attended and examination boards send original or attested copies of all transcripts, diplomas, mark sheets and certificates directly to Michigan State University in an official, sealed envelope.
  • Have the testing agency (TOEFL, IELTS, SAT, MSUELT or MELAB accepted).
  • International students are encouraged, though not required, to submit SAT or ACT scores.
  • Do not send letters of recommendation, photographs, portfolios or additional personal essays.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    41330 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 41330 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    39830 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 39830 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • In-State

    14524 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 14524 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for East Lansing

  • 1000 - 1500 USD/month
    Living Costs

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