Graduate Program

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Students who are pursuing a Master's degree and are interested in microbiology have two options available as the M.S. Biology program has two formal concentrations pertaining to microbiology:

  1. Clinical Microbiology concentration which is offered in conjunction with Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center, Marshfield Laboratories/St. Joseph's Hospital/ Marshfield Clinic, and the Wisconsin State Laboratory of Hygiene; and

  2. Microbiology concentration which includes all aspects of microbiology such as pathogenic microbiology, immunology, food and industrial, genetics and environmental.

Additional information for prospective graduate students can be found at

Information on the graduate faculty and their research areas can be found at

For more information about the Microbiology major, contact:
Dr. S.N. Rajagopal, Chair
Department of Microbiology