Our Master of Science program, which typically takes two years to complete, involves graduate bioscience coursework and an independent research project conducted under the supervision of a faculty advisor.

Graduate students work closely with department faculty to explore their interests across the following areas of microbiology and immunology research:

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Program Structure

If you have questions about the curriculum or M.S. program structure, please contact:

If you have questions about the M.S. admissions process, please contact:

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Current Students

Life in Richmond

We encourage our students to maintain a healthy work-life balance, and Richmond is a wonderful place to engage in that well-rounded lifestyle. As a mid-sized city with a metropolitan population of 1.3 million, Richmond provides stimulating activities while maintaining an intimate quality and unique vibe. Vibrant neighborhoods offer distinct, diverse experiences, with no shortage of art galleries, museums, music venues, restaurants, breweries and parks.

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