Admission & Application Requirements
The admission and application requirements for the Clinical Microbiology Master's Program at the University of Wisconsin - La Crosse are as follows:
1. Individuals accepted into the Clinical Microbiology program must hold a Bachelor of Science Degree (or equivalent) in Microbiology, or a related field with competency in microbiology. Graduates with a Medical Technology Degree from a program accredited by the National Accrediting Agency for Clinical Laboratory Sciences are also eligible.
Minimum prerequisites for admission to the program are courses in Basic Microbiology, Immunology and Pathogenic Bacteriology (Medical Microbiology). Students lacking Immunology or Pathogenic Bacteriology may apply and can be conditionally admitted to the program contingent upon remediation of prerequisites. Remediated prerequisite courses do not count toward the MS degree. Additional courses in Microbiology and a strong chemistry background, including biochemistry, are also recommended.
2. Cumulative undergraduate grade point average (GPA) of greater than 2.85/4.0.
3. Completion of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Average scores in the 40th percentile or higher are strongly recommended.
4. Completion of an Application for Admission to Graduate Study form. Applications can be obtained from http://www.uwlax.edu/admissions/html/gradmis.htm. International students can find detailed information at http://www.uwlax.edu/oie/IA/Graduate/Grad_Adm.htm. Students interested in a Graduate Assistantship from the Department of Biology must also complete the Application for Graduate Assistantship form, which can be obtained from http://www.uwlax.edu/biology/Graduate/gradasst.htm.
5. Three current letters of recommendation.
6. An application letter which details:
7. The deadline for receipt of complete applications is January 20 for US students, but January 10 for international students. Early applications can be considered prior to the deadline. Late applications will be considered only if enrollment objectives have not been satisfied.
8.The completed University of Wisconsin - La Crosse Application for Admission to Graduate Study form and Undergraduate Transcripts should be sent to:
All other forms can be sent to:
A review committee will assess all complete applications and a letter of decision will be sent to the applicant by February 15. An interview may be required in some instances. Acceptance or non-acceptance is based upon a comprehensive review of all elements of the completed application.
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