Accelerated Master's Program

The Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics is pleased to offer a Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Accelerated Master's Program to select UVM undergraduate science majors so that they may obtain both their bachelor’s degree and a master’s degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in a total of five years of study.  The objective of this AMP is to provide a broad knowledge base of microbiological and molecular genetic concepts to increase their competitiveness to pursue additional graduate degrees (PhD, MD) or to prepare students for careers in pharmaceutical, biotechnology and related industries.

Students enrolled in this program can have up to six credits of graduate-level courses, which are taken during their senior undergraduate year, count towards both a bachelor's degree and the Master of Science in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics. An additional three credits of graduate level coursework taken the student's senior year can be applied towards the Master's degree provided that these three credits are not used to fulfill undergraduate degree or credit requirements. Students would then be expected to complete the remaining master's degree requirements during the fifth year of study.

Full-time graduate status starts the summer after undergraduate graduation and will be expected to be maintained until completion of their master's degree in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics.

Before applying, you will need to identify a research mentor within the Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics in whose lab you will be conducting your research. Please see the links below for more information.

Students interested in the Microbiology and Molecular Genetics AMP should contact MMG staff at 802-656-2164 or email.

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Have questions? Contact Dr. Leigh Knodler. 802-656-0726 Email

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