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Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics, Ph.D.

  • Application Deadline
  • 24 months
    Duration
University rank #301 (ARWU) Lexington-Fayette, KY, United States
The Ph.D. program in Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics from University of Kentucky is designed to prepare candidates for research careers in academics, industry, and government laboratories. The program has at its heart a close student-mentor relationship that allows for the maximum flexibility in the development of independent and creative scientists.
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Overview

Students will have the opportunity to join faculty research programs across a spectrum of topics including: pathogenic microbiology, virology, cancer cell and molecular biology, and cellular and molecular immunology. Specific research areas include microbial physiology, bacterial pathogenicity, cellular and molecular immunology, tumor immunology, lymphocyte differentiation, membrane biology, molecular virology, molecular genetics, and gene regulation. Students will utilize the techniques of molecular biology, genetic engineering, genomics, array technology, transgenic technology, hybridoma technology, and fluorescence-activated cell sorting.

The program of study is tailored to the individual background and career goals of the student and stresses an interdepartmental approach both in the selection of courses and in the pursuit of research. The most important aspect of the doctoral program from the University of Kentucky is an independent research thesis under the direction of the student's mentor. Students are expected to participate in graduate seminars, journal clubs, and research seminars, to interact with visiting scholars and to present the results of their research at local and national meetings. Financial aid is available for qualified students.

The Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics program is offered at the University of Kentucky.

Detailed Programme Facts

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  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 24 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Immunology
  • Cellular physiology
  • Pathogenic Microbiology
  • Immunology Laboratory

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

  • Three (3) letters of recommendation. You will be asked to provide the names and contact information of three faculty members who are familiar with your undergraduate and graduate coursework, research, etc.
  • A personal statement indicating research interest and goals for doctoral study and beyond.
  • A CV indicating any academic honors, publications, research experience, and relevant work experience (if applicable).

Tuition Fee

  • International

    30224 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 15112 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • National

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
  • In-State

    12726 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 6363 USD per semester and a duration of 24 months.
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Living costs for Lexington-Fayette

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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