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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, 2019. 

  • A completed online application, including fee payment
  • Official transcripts from all institutions attended
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Your curriculum vitae 

Our most competitive applicants typically have a grade point average above a 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale) and we no longer accept GRE scores. 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.