Microbiology

  • Admissions and Application

    Applications for admission are accepted throughout the year, with a target date of December 21 for completed applications in the Department of Microbiology. Normally, students are admitted for the fall semester. To be considered for admission, applicants must have a bachelor's degree with a good academic record in biology, chemistry, mathematics, and physics. Applicants should have at least a 3.0 grade point average and creditable scores on the Graduate Record Examinations (GRE).

    Applying to The University of Iowa Department of Microbiology

    Submit all application materials to the Department of Microbiology through the Centralized Application System at the University of Iowa via MAUI. The electronic application system transmits your file directly to the Department of Microbiology Admissions Committee for evaluation. There is a $60 application fee ($85 for international students) payable by MasterCard or Visa.

    Required materials will include:

    • Your official academic records/transcripts.
    • Your official GRE General Test scores from the Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
    • International students must send their official TOEFL scores from the Educational Testing Service (the University's institutional code is 6681).
    • International students also must send a Financial Statement.

    Iowa Recruitment Fellowships

    Graduate Fellowship Program supports outstanding students who will contribute to the diversity of the graduate community within their disciplines. These Fellows will receive substantial financial support during their graduate training while making good progress towards the degree. For doctoral students, the Graduate College will provide first year and dissertation year support that are service free, as well as four service free summers. The department/program will appoint Fellows as research assistants during years two and three. Candidates for these Fellowships are nominated by the Department of Microbiology. Because these Fellowships are highly competitive and awarded on a rolling basis, eligible students are encouraged to submit their application materials by December 21.

    Contact Information

    For questions regarding the Department of Microbiology program, please send email to grad-micro-info@uiowa.edu