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University of Southern California

Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology

Los Angeles, CA

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Overview

University of Southern California / Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology is located in Los Angeles, CA, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Master of Science (MS)

Degrees Awarded

Degree Number Awarded
Master's Degrees 8

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? Yes
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Distance learning programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Master's Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test (Verbal and Quantitative)
Comp Exam Required for some
Thesis Optional

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

45
Applied
28
Accepted
16
Enrolled
62%

Applying

90
Application Fee - Domestic
Yes
Electronic
applications accepted?
Yes
Applications processed
on a rolling basis?

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline June 1st May 1st No
Spring deadline November 1st October 1st No

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Master's Degree Exam GRE General Test (Verbal and Quantitative)
Master's Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 3.0

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required TOEFL IBT score: 100
IELTS: Required IELTS Paper score: 6.5

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition & Fees

$64,129
Tuition & Fees
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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Health Care Benefits
Institutionally-sponsored Loans
Scholarship and/or loans

Student Body

29
Total Graduate Students
68%
International Breakout (representing other countries)

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.45%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 13%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 13.79%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 0%
Unknown 0%

Gender

Male (51%)
Female (48%)

Faculty

22
Total faculty
Full-time - 21
Part-time - 1
Male (17)
Female (5)

Research

Focus of faculty research: Animal virology, microbial genetics, molecular and cellular immunology, cellular differentiation control of protein synthesis, HIV
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 2011 Zonal Avenue
HMR 401, MC 9094
Los Angeles, CA  90033
United States
Contact Dr. Axel H. Schonthal
Associate Professor/Program Chairman
Email: schontha@usc.edu
Phone: 323-442-1730
Fax: 323-442-1721

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