Graduate students in microbiology receive high-quality academic training to support broad interests in microbiology, including environmental, genomics, immunology, and pathogenic microbiology, that encompass a spectrum of approaches from the ecological and organismal to the molecular, genetic and biochemical. Our vibrant microbiology graduate program has 35 graduate students pursuing master’s and Ph.D. degrees and 30 microbiology and allied faculty who conduct research on subjects such as viruses, bacteria and parasites, and their roles in the health of the environment and humans, animals and plants.
Microbiology graduate students have opportunities to pursue highly interdisciplinary research with faculty across colleges and departments from Molecular and Cellular Biology, Fisheries & Wildlife, Agricultural Sciences, Pharmacy and Oceanography. Students have access to outstanding laboratory and computational infrastructure within the department and at OSU’s Center for Genome Research and Biocomputing.
Microbiology graduate students are supported by research and teaching assistantships. Several students are have also been awarded the highly competitive National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship to support their studies as well as fellowships in the department and at OSU.