Prerequisites for admission, with the possibility of remediation of limited deficiencies after admission, will include completion of a bachelor's degree and the equivalent of upper division undergraduate coursework in introductory biochemistry, molecular genetics, and cell biology. All time/residency/transfer credit requirements will be in accordance with existing Rackham rules. All application materials should be submitted by March 1 for consideration of admission for the following Fall.

Financial Aid and Support

Financial support for students in the Master's of Science in Microbiology and Immunology program is not implied by admission and generally will not be available. Domestic Master's students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid department at

How to apply

Applicants should submit a completed Rackham application online. As part of the application, you can electronically upload your transcripts. We also request three letters of recommendation. As part of the Rackham online application process, you will be prompted to register each recommender, along with a current e-mail address. Recommenders will be contacted by e-mail and directed to a website where they will complete and submit the necessary forms. If your recommenders prefer a paper format, these letters should be submitted directly to the Department of Microbiology and Immunology.

For more information feel free to contact:

Natalie Deeb
Program Manager, Graduate Studies & Student Services
Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Phil Hanna
Master's Program Advisor