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Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences Emory University

  • Atlanta, GA
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Suburban
    setting
  • 80%20%
    student ratio
  • 44
    total students
  • $34,800 | $34,800
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • December 1
    fall application deadline
  • 11%
    acceptance rate
  • 1 Degree
    degrees offered

Overview

Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

The Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (MMG) provides training in the study of microorganisms as well as in the use of microbial models to investigate basic problems in molecular genetics. The program is designed not only for students interested in academic careers in teaching and research, but also for those interested in careers in related aspects of medicine and industry. Research training is offered in bacterial genetics and physiology, microbial development, molecular biology of viruses and bacterial pathogens, mechanisms of bacterial and viral pathogenesis, molecular biology of gene regulation, antibiotic resistance, antiviral and vaccine development.

The MMG faculty is dedicated to training students in basic principles in microbiology so that graduates will have an outstanding foundation as they continue their career in science. Faculty are drawn from departments within the School of Medicine (Microbiology and Immunology, Medicine, Pathology and Pediatrics), School of Public Health, Emory College, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the VA Medical Center. The faculty collaborate on contemporary microbiologic problems of interest that impact human health. The excellence of the MMG program was recognized by the awarding of an NIH-supported training grant (Molecular Mechanisms of Microbial Pathogenesis) in 1994 and was renewed in 2006 with S. Speck as the Director.. The faculty is well-funded with extramural grant support from federal agencies such as the NIH, NSF and VA. The Emory Vaccine Center (faculty member Rafi Ahmed is the Director) and Center of Excellence for Influenza Research Center (faculty member Richard Compans is the Director) provide unique training opportunities for MMG students.

Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences

The program is part of the Graduate Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences (GDBBS). When applying, all applicants will need to select GDBBS first on their application, and then add their primary program. Emory is unique in giving students an option to do dissertation work at the Center for Disease Control (CDC).


Location & Contact

Program in Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Division of Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Emory University

201 Dowman Drive
Atlanta, GA 30322-1100
United States

Dr. David Steinhauer

Program Director

Phone: 404-712-8542
Fax: 404-727-3659
Email: dsteinh@emory.edu

Ms. Kathy Smith

Director of Recruitment and Admissions

Phone: 404-727-2547
Fax: 404-727-3322
Email: kathy.smith@emory.edu

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Degrees & Award

  • Degrees Offered
    • Major Degree Levels Offered
    • Molecular Genetics Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
  • Degrees Awarded
    • Master's Degrees 1
    • Doctoral Degrees 5
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported
    • * Shows the number of degrees awarded for the last academic year that data was reported.
  • Earning Your Degree
    • Part-time study available? No
    • Evening/weekend programs available? No
    • Distance learning programs available? No
    • Terminal master's degree available? Yes
  • Degree Requirements
    • Master's Degrees Not reported
    • Doctoral Degrees Required and Required
    • First Professional Degrees Not reported
    • Other Advanced Degrees Not reported

Admissions

11% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied 90
    • Accepted 10
    • Acceptance Rate 11
    • Enrolled 8
  • Applying
    • Application Fee - Domestic $75
    • Application Fee - International $75
    • Electronic applications accepted? Yes
    • Applications processed on a rolling basis? Not Reported
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Domestic International Priority Date
    • Fall deadline December 1st December 1st Not Reported
    • Winter deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
    • Spring deadline Not Reported Not Reported Not Reported
  • Entrance Requirements
    • Master's DegreesNot Reported
    • Doctoral's DegreesGRE General Test, minimum GPA of 3.0 in science course work (recommended)
    • First-Professional's DegreesNot Reported
    • Other Advanced DegreesNot Reported
    • International DegreesTOEFL required

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition & Fees
    • In-state tuition *$34,800
    • Out-of-state tuition *$34,800
    • International student tuitionNot Reported
    • *Typical tuition for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Fees
    • Per-academic year fees$1,300.00
    • Per-term feesNot Reported
    • One-time feeNot Reported
    • *Typical fees for this insitution for full-time graduate students per academic year
  • Financial Support
    • Financial award applicants must submitNot Reported
    • Application deadlines for financial awardsNot Reported
    • Types of financial support availableFellowships, Tuition Waivers, Health Care Benefits, Institutionally-sponsored Loans, Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Graduate Students44
    • Female Percentage80%
    • Male Percentage20%
  • Participation
    • Total Graduate Students44
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Full-time Percentage100%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic / Latino8%
    • Black / African American5%
    • White / Caucasian72%
    • American Indian / Alaskan Native0%
    • Asian5%
    • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander0%
    • Two or more races0%
    • Unknown10%

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty40
    • Full-time Percentage100%
    • Part-time Percentage0%
    • Female Percentage20%
    • Male Percentage80%

Research

  • Existing Research
    • Focus of faculty researchBacterial genetics and physiology, microbial development, molecular biology of viruses and bacterial pathogens, DNA recombination
    • Externally sponsored research expenditures last yearNot Reported


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