• Fast Track PhD Program

    Students with strong academic performance who are interested in a career in research are eligible for a fast-track PhD admission program in Microbiology. In this program, the last year of undergraduate study and the first year of graduate study for a PhD are merged, allowing the students to complete a PhD earlier than they would by following the usual path.

    To be eligible to apply, students at the end of their fifth semester must:

    • have a GPA ≥ 3.5
    • have ≥ 88 total s.h. completed toward their degree
    • have at least three semesters of research experience completed
    • be a Microbiology major
    • have completed MICR:2157 (061:157) General Microbiology

    Anyone with an interest in this program should contact Dr. Richard Roller (richard-roller@uiowa.edu) for more information.