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University of Tennessee, Knoxville    
 
    
 
  Oct 19, 2017
 
2017-2018 Graduate Catalog

Microbiology Major, MS


The program leading to the MS is designed to provide the student with broad basic knowledge, to permit the acquisition of technical competence in the fundamentals of research, and to encourage creative and independent thinking. Two to three years are usually needed for the course of study.

Successful candidates for the Master of Science are expected to

  • Complete graduate course requirements as determined by the department and the student's faculty thesis research committee. 
  • Satisfactorily present and orally defend a research thesis.