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19 Masters Programs in Microbiology

A master’s degree is a type of graduate certification that is earned after students have completed a course of study that takes approximately two years. Generally, this degree indicates that a student has obtained a high level of proficiency in his or her chosen field. Exactly what is a Master in Microbiology? This type of degree is meant to help students learn all about biology on a very sm… Read more

A master’s degree is a type of graduate certification that is earned after students have completed a course of study that takes approximately two years. Generally, this degree indicates that a student has obtained a high level of proficiency in his or her chosen field.

Exactly what is a Master in Microbiology? This type of degree is meant to help students learn all about biology on a very small scale. Microbiology includes the study of bacteria, viruses, amoebas, fungi, algae, and even some plants and animals; it may focus on single-celled organisms or on specific components of multicellular organisms. Students may study the environments microbes live in, as well as organic chemistry, evolution, or cellular structure. Some programs may offer a special focus, such as biology education or biological engineering.

A number of advantages are available to those who complete a degree in microbiology. For example, students may be able to give their critical thinking and problem-solving skills a boost. Additionally, students might be able to enhance their professional knowledge base, allowing them to pursue a career within the realm of microbiology.

The cost of a microbiology master’s degree will depend on everything from the availability of financial aid to the costs of materials. Students should contact their institution directly for accurate and current information.

Those who earn a degree in microbiology might be able to pursue a number of different careers. For example, they might end up working in a medical facility or research laboratory; some students go on to become scientists specializing in microbiology. Students may also become pathologists, quality control experts, sanitation consultants, ecological analysts, or educators. Jobs may be available in a wide variety of businesses, government agencies, and nonprofits.

There are several available options for students interested in microbiology master’s degrees. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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University of Florida Online
Gainesville, USA

The online Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science with a concentration in Medical Microbiology is tailored to professionals, allowing you to work while earning you ... +

The online Master of Science in Microbiology and Cell Science with a concentration in Medical Microbiology is tailored to professionals, allowing you to work while earning your degree or certificate. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Online
 
University of Helsinki
Helsinki, Finland

Why are microbes the most important group of organisms on our planet? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research t ... +

Why are microbes the most important group of organisms on our planet? How is knowledge of microbiology applied in medicine and industry, or in food production? What research techniques are used to study viruses, bacteria and other microbes? In the Master's Programme in Microbiology and Microbial Biotechnology, you find answers to these and many other importans questions. You learn about the global significance of microbes as processors of life and the environment. You will gain the potential and the tools for the development of new innovations in food or drug industry or in other biotechnological applications. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English, Finnish, Swedish
Aug 2023
04 Jan 2023
Campus
 
Ulster University Online
Belfast, United Kingdom

This MSc is aimed at professionals already working in Biomedical Science or a related healthcare discipline. The two-year online course is led by a research-active team with y ... +

This MSc is aimed at professionals already working in Biomedical Science or a related healthcare discipline. The two-year online course is led by a research-active team with years of hands-on experience and is accredited by the Institute of Biomedical Science (IBMS), the leading body for those working in the field. Students will acquire practical skills and advanced subject knowledge. They will learn to reflect critically on current practice and the latest developments in their chosen specialism. They will explore ethical issues and policy frameworks as they develop a flexible approach to problem-solving in their chosen specialism. Ranked in the Top Five UK universities for Biomedical Science Research Power, the faculty recorded an unprecedented 100% 4* (world-leading) score for its Research Environment (REF 2014). Ulster’s Biomedical Science MSc was the first online distance learning course of its kind and continues to offer a programme that is globally relevant. The School has over 20 years of experience delivering a range of postgraduate online courses, with links to a number of international universities and industrial partners. -
MSc
Part-time
2 years
English
Online
 

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Université de Pau et des Pays de l'Adour
Pau, France

Strongly increasing societal demand in the fields of Environment, Sustainable Development and Health, implies a synergy of advanced skills in Chemistry and Biology Sciences. I ... +

Strongly increasing societal demand in the fields of Environment, Sustainable Development and Health, implies a synergy of advanced skills in Chemistry and Biology Sciences. In order to be able to effectively respond to this demand and to implement innovative solutions providing efficient answers to these requests, it is essential to perfectly understand the interaction of contaminants with living organisms and particularly their structures, properties, reactivities/activities in natural ecosystems. -
Master
Full-time
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
Lund University
Lund, Sweden

This programme provides a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It offers a broad foundation of knowledge and important skills in microbiology and molecular bio ... +

This programme provides a highly competitive education in modern microbiology. It offers a broad foundation of knowledge and important skills in microbiology and molecular biology. Knowledge about microbes and their diversity, physiology and genetics, as well as modern tools to study them, are important and highly relevant for work or research in molecular biology, infectious diseases and ecology, for the exploration of microbes, i.e. to produce bulk and fine products, food and pharmaceuticals, and for use in environmental biotechnology. The programme provides a point of entry into many areas, such as postgraduate academic research or a career in industry or the public sector. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Stockholm University
Stockholm, Sweden

Our Master of Science in Microbiology gives you the opportunity to learn in an environment of world-leading research. You will use cutting-edge methods as you learn about path ... +

Our Master of Science in Microbiology gives you the opportunity to learn in an environment of world-leading research. You will use cutting-edge methods as you learn about pathogenic microbes, biological diversity, evolution, and biotechnology. Step by step practical and experimental training will equip you cutting-edge laboratory skills and techniques as well as provide up to date knowledge of the field. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
29 Aug 2022
Campus
 
University of Birmingham - College of Life and Environmental Sciences
Edgbaston, United Kingdom

Our Microbiology and Infection MSc provides you with sound theoretical and hands-on laboratory experience in cutting-edge microbiology. The course is set within the context of ... +

Our Microbiology and Infection MSc provides you with sound theoretical and hands-on laboratory experience in cutting-edge microbiology. The course is set within the context of the Institute of Microbiology and Infection at the University of Birmingham, the largest grouping of microbiologists in the UK. -
MSc
Full-time
Part-time
English
Sep 2022
01 Jul 2022
Campus
 
The University of Edinburgh - College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine
Edinburgh, United Kingdom

A three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme taught entirely online. Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an in ... +

A three-year, part-time, online postgraduate programme taught entirely online. Aimed at junior doctors currently undergoing, or about to undertake, specialty training in an infection discipline, this programme is open to trainees in the UK and worldwide. -
MSc
Part-time
English
12 Sep 2022
26 Aug 2022
Online
 
Radboud University
Nijmegen, Netherlands

Work on improving health and the environment by studying, applying, and manipulating microorganisms. With the MSC in Microbiology, you will study the interface between fundame ... +

Work on improving health and the environment by studying, applying, and manipulating microorganisms. With the MSC in Microbiology, you will study the interface between fundamental and applied ecology and medical microbiology. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2022
Campus
 
University Of South Florida Tampa
Tampa, USA

The M.S. in Microbiology is administered by the Department of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology. The mission of the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and ... +

The M.S. in Microbiology is administered by the Department of Cell Biology, Molecular Biology and Microbiology. The mission of the Department of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology (CMMB) is to prepare graduate students for professional careers in academia, government or industry in the areas of Cell Biology, Microbiology, and Molecular Biology. We pursue excellence in the following programmatic research areas: genome integrity and mechanisms of aging, bacterial pathogenesis and resistance, structural and computational biology. -
MSc
English
 
Acadia University
Wolfville, Canada

In Acadia's Master of Science in Biology, you will enhance your expertise in modern research methods and deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of study.

In Acadia's Master of Science in Biology, you will enhance your expertise in modern research methods and deepen your knowledge in your chosen area of study. -
MSc
English (Canada)
Campus
 
Iowa State University College of Veterinary Medicine
Ames, USA

The Interdepartmental Microbiology (IM) Graduate Program at Iowa State University offers both M.S. and Ph. D. degree opportunities in all aspects of prokaryotic and eukaryotic ... +

The Interdepartmental Microbiology (IM) Graduate Program at Iowa State University offers both M.S. and Ph. D. degree opportunities in all aspects of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology. A large number of University departments and affiliated national laboratories in Ames participate, bringing together faculty with expertise in biochemistry, ecology, genetics, and molecular biology, biogeochemistry, biorenewables, food safety and security, veterinary microbiology, medical, microbiology, plant pathology, virology, entomology, immunology, parasitology, mycology, and microbial genomics, among others. -
MSc
English
Campus
 
University College of Cundinamarca (Universidad Colegio Mayor de Cundinamarca)
Bogotá, Colombia

Develop advanced academic competencies in the field of microbiology by deepening knowledge in the areas of human and animal health, agri-environment, industry, and biotechnolo ... +

Develop advanced academic competencies in the field of microbiology by deepening knowledge in the areas of human and animal health, agri-environment, industry, and biotechnology supported by a comprehensive and interdisciplinary curricular structure that responds to the demands of the academic, scientific, and social context. -
Master
Spanish (Colombia)
Campus
 
CEUMA University (Universidade Do Ceuma (UNICEUMA))
São Luís, Brazil

The Graduate Program in Microbial Biology (PPGBM) at the CEUMA University to train qualified, competent, and ethical human resources who can provide services with a standard o ... +

The Graduate Program in Microbial Biology (PPGBM) at the CEUMA University to train qualified, competent, and ethical human resources who can provide services with a standard of excellence in research, teaching, and extension through the integration of the various sub-areas of Microbiology and their interfaces (Immunology, Genetics, Molecular Biology, Biochemistry, Physiology, and Pharmacology, etc.). Currently, the course has an area of ​​concentration (Microbial Biology) and three lines of research: (i) Mechanisms of pathogenicity and pathogen-host interaction; (ii) Molecular and phenotypic characterization of microorganisms; (iii) Bioactive products. The curricular structure contemplates interdisciplinarity offering disciplines articulated with the desired profile to the graduate of the course, area of ​​concentration, and lines of research. -
Master
Portuguese (Brazil)
Campus
 
Burgas Prof. Assen Zlatarov University
Burgas, Bulgaria

The specialized department "Biotechnology" 's mission is to prepare highly competent specialists in industrial biotechnology to develop research and teaching potential and coo ... +

The specialized department "Biotechnology" 's mission is to prepare highly competent specialists in industrial biotechnology to develop research and teaching potential and cooperate with universities and other institutions at the national and international level. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
Bulgarian
Campus