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Life Sciences, Medicine & Health

Microbiology - MSc

Full program details & costs, with admission requirements. Discover your dream program.

Program facts

  • Program type
    Master's
  • Duration
    2 years
  • Tuition fees per year
    24,318 USD
  • Language taught in
    English
  • Start date
    August

Program Overview

What Arizona State University says about their program:
"The MS program in microbiology is designed to prepare students for careers in in bacteriology, virology, mycology, immunology and oncology in academic institutions, government agencies or commercial entities.


Students receive advanced training in the study of microbes and their impact on humankind, disease and the environment. They use tools ranging from nanotechnologies and genomics to mathematical models and satellite-based imagine. Students receive training in both teaching and basic, translational and use-inspired research with world-class faculty and collaborative research partners. Faculty members are associated with the School of Life Sciences, The Biodesign Institute, The Translational Genomics Institute, Barrow Neurological Institute, and other area hospitals and research centers."

Admissions requirements

The information below shows general requirements for ASU admission

Undergraduate

– TOEFL/KiBT 61 / IELTS 6.0 (no band below 5.5) / PTE 53 / KIE Advanced level

Higher English level majors: – Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering majors on the Tempe campus – TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5 – BS Software Engineering – TOEFL 79 / IELTS 6.5 – BSN Nursing – TOEFL/KiBT 76 / IELTS 6.5 (no band below 5.5) – Walter Cronkite School of Journalism & Mass Communication majors – TOEFL 100

Graduate

Most programs – TOEFL/KiBT 80 / IELTS 6.5 / PTE 60 Degree with higher TOEFL requirement: – MCS/MS Computer Science – TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0 – MS Computer Engineering – TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0 – MS Chemical Engineering – TOEFL 90 – MSE/MS Electrical Engineering – TOEFL 90 – MA History – TOEFL 90 – MS Industrial Engineering – TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0 – MS Materials Science and Engineering – TOEFL 90 – MA Philosophy – TOEFL 90 – MS Robotics and Autonomous systems – TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0

– MS Software Engineering – TOEFL 90 / IELTS 7.0

Pathway Programs

– TOEFL/KiBT 55 / IELTS 5.5 / PTE 39 / KIE Higher Intermediate

Undergraduate

– GPA 3.00 in high school studies OR top 25% of high school graduating class

Degrees with higher minimum grades: – Bachelor of Science majors in W. P. Carey School of Business – GPA 3.60 OR top 8% of high school class OR SAT/ACT exam – BSN Nursing – GPA 3.30 OR graduate in the top 25% of high school class

Graduate

Minimum grades in your last 60 credits of undergraduate-level courses: – Most programs – GPA of 3.00

Degrees with higher minimum grades: – MS/MCS Computer Science (all concentrations) – GPA 3.25 – MS Global Sustainability Science – GPA 3.25 – MA/MS Sustainability – GPA 3.25 – MS Industrial Engineering – GPA 3.20 – MA Religious Studies – GAP 3.30 – MSW Social Work – GPA 3.20

Many master’s programs require applicants to have an undergraduate degree in a related subject.

Pathway Programs

  • Entry to 3-semester pathway program

    completion of high school with GPA 2.50 or top 35% of high school class

  • Entry to 1-semester pathway program

    completion of high school with GPA 2.75 and no mathematics competency deficiencies

Fees and funding

  • Undergraduate degree at Downtown Phoenix, Polytechnic, Tempe or West campuses

    $31,200 – 33,000 per year

  • Undergraduate degree at Lake Havasu campus

    $10,368 – 12,168 per year

  • ASU-USA Pathways(1 semester)

    $14,300 – 15,600

  • ASU-USA Pathways(3 semesters)

    $37,016 – 38,316

  • Master's in W. P. Carey School of Business (except MBA)

    $49,488 – 60,738 full program

  • Master of Global Management (Thunderbird School)

    $70,000 full program

  • Master’s in Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering

    $44,350 – 57,000 full program

Visa requirements for Arizona State University

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