Master of Science Degree in Microbiology and Immunology Indiana University School of Medicine
The Master of Science (MS) degree program in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology prepares research scientists for productive careers at a highly competitive level in the ever-changing health care marketplace. The department offers didactic coursework sufficient for rapid mastery of concepts central to the discipline while emphasizing active student involvement in the laboratory as quickly as possible. Students are engaged in ongoing accrual of knowledge and accomplishments in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology through attendance at the weekly departmental seminar, participation in the weekly departmental research in progress meeting, participation in journal clubs and research meetings, and attendance and presentations at local and national meetings. The program provides varied forums to enhance student communication and teaching skills and expects training to be completed in two to three years, producing independent, creative investigators.