Microbiology is an interesting field for study and research. Pursuing M.S in Microbiology broaden your horizons of career opportunities. If you are on the lookout for a reputed institution for higher education in microbiology, University of Georgia would be an ideal place for your studies.
It is recognized with sea grant and land grant and is also placed in 8th position nationally and 4th position among public institutions for graduate programs in microbiology by the 2006 U.S News and World Report. Prokaryotic Biology has shown sustained growth reaching global standards.
You can also learn quite a lot of different cultures , by mingling with students coming from different countries for their higher studies at University of Georgia. To gain entry to the graduate course, you need a B.S degree in microbiology.
For your Master program you can choose from a wide range of disciplines which includes Microbial Physiology and Genetics, Cell Biology, Microbial Pathogenesis, Ecology, Evolution, Population Biology, Biotechnology and Bioinformatics.
To choose your Major Professor or the research /thesis advisors, you need to complete 2-3 research rotations in different laboratories for a couple of weeks. For the first three semesters you will be learning core subject’s Microbial Physiology and Genetics, Molecular Biology and Microbial Diversity.
The program is outlined by the student and the advisory committee to gain foothold in microbiology field and enhance career opportunities in various segments such as the academia, research, industry or the government. The M.S program takes 2-3 years to complete.
Stipends: Stipends are disbursed to students in the form of assistant ships or fellowships which figure out to $20,000.The students are benefited by the wavering of full annual tuition fee ;so you get a total financial package which ranges from $42,292 to $ 46,292 depending on the type of fellowship or assistant ship.
Campus facility: Cost of living is economical. Students are accommodated in the dormitory and apartments in the university’s family housing unit. They can also live off campus in apartments, duplexes and rental homes. Students can imbibe leadership qualities by participating in leadership programs.
UGA endowed with more the 500 clubs provide ample opportunities for students to be engaged in various activities such as politics, lend a hand in Habitat for Humanity or get into playing ice hockey . Other enchanting activities include rock climbing .caving, horseback riding ,whitewater rafting, ice sking,canoeing etc.
Being a part of UGA enriches you in many ways.