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The University of Iowa

Department of Microbiology

Iowa City, IA

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The University of Iowa

Overview

The University of Iowa / Department of Microbiology is located in Iowa City, IA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) General microbiology and microbial physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Pathogenic bacteriology
Master of Science (MS) Microbial genetics
Master of Science (MS) General microbiology and microbial physiology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Immunology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Virology
Master of Science (MS) Immunology
Master of Science (MS) Virology
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) Microbial genetics
Master of Science (MS) Pathogenic bacteriology

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 1
Doctoral Degrees 7

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? No

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Comp Exam Required
Thesis Required

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

55
Applied
5
Accepted
5
Enrolled
9%

Applying

60
Application Fee - Domestic
100
Application Fee - International
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline January 1st January 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL Paper score: 600

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership

Student Body

34
Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)
100%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.88%
Black or African American Not Reported
White or Caucasian 79%
American Indian or Alaska Native Not Reported
Asian 8.82%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander Not Reported
Two or more races Not Reported
Unknown 2.94%

Gender

Male (35%)
Female (64%)

Faculty

32
Total faculty
Full-time - 23
Part-time - 9
Male (23)
Female (9)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Gene regulation, processing and transport of HIV, retroviral pathogenesis, biodegradation, biofilm
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year:
10,477,612

Location & Contact

Address Iowa City, IA  52242-1316
United States
Contact Dr. Patrick M. Schlievert
Chair and Department Executive Officer
Email: grad-micro-info@uiowa.edu
Phone: 319-335-7810