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How to Apply

The Program in Molecular Microbiology & Immunology offers a structured inter-disciplinary program leading to the Ph.D. degree and is designed to provide training in bacteriology, virology, parasitology, and immunology.  If you would like to receive additional information, please complete our inquiry form

 In order to apply, the following must be received no later than December 1, 2018. 

  • A completed online application, including fee payment
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • GRE (Graduate Record Exam) scores
  • Your curriculum vitae (optional but strongly recommended)

Our most competitive applicants typically have a combined score of 310 or above (verbal + quantitative) and 4.0 (analytical writing) on the GRE, and a grade point average above a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).  For GRE score reporting, our institutional code is 5848 and our program code is 0212.  Once you are ready, you can complete your application online by going directly to the official UMB Graduate School Admission Application.  

Please do not hesitate to contact our Academic Services Specialist, Dr. Heather Ezelle, with any questions. Her email address is

The Graduate Program in Life Sciences is associated with two nationally renowned dual-degree programs: 

Students interested in pursuing a dual degree will need to apply directly to the respective program.