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University of Massachusetts Amherst

Department of Microbiology

Amherst, MA

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Overview

University of Massachusetts Amherst / Department of Microbiology is located in Amherst, MA, in a small setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 11
Doctoral Degrees 4

Earning Your Degree

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

Degree Requirements

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

111
Applied
29
Accepted
17
Enrolled
26%

Applying

75
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline December 20th December 20th No
Spring deadline October 1st October 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: 550
TOEFL IBT score: 80
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Application deadlines for financial awards December 20
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Health Care Benefits
Scholarship and/or loans
Traineership
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

35
Total Graduate Students
25%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.29%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 42%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 14.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 2.86%

Gender

Male (37%)
Female (62%)

Faculty

14
Total faculty
Full-time - 14
Part-time - 0
Male (13)
Female (1)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Microbial physiology, genetics, immunology, parasitology, pathogenic bacteriology
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address Amherst, MA  01003
United States
Contact Dr. Michele Klingbeil
Graduate Program Director
Phone: 413-545-6675
Fax: 413-545-1578

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