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1322 Microbial Sciences
1550 Linden Dr
Madison WI 53706
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Phone: 608-262-2914
Fax: 608-262-9865
Email: bactms@bact.wisc.edu

Face-to-Face Evening/weekend1 Online2 Hybrid3 Accelerated4 Add'l assistantship and/or enrollment policy5
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About the Bacteriology Program

The Bacteriology Master of Science (M.S.) program's goals are to give students a solid understanding of the scientific process and to provide the opportunity to obtain advanced training in microbiology. Students tailor a curriculum of advanced coursework and research to fit their needs. The degree program exists in two forms: one involves primarily formal coursework and has no research requirement; the other requires significant laboratory research, including formal written thesis or manuscript.

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Program Profile

Program statistical information on admissions, enrollment, student funding, and degrees.

Additional Policy

The M.S. in Bacteriology program does not provide funding for any student in the program and financial support for Master's students is limited. Because the program is flexible, students are able to work part or full-time at jobs on or off campus while enrolled. Students in the research option may be paid as research assistants by their research mentor if funds are available.

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1 These programs are offered in an evening and/or weekend format to accommodate working schedules. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses and personal connections, while keeping your day job. For more information about the meeting schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

2 These programs are offered primarily online. Many available online programs can be completed almost entirely online with all online programs offering at least 50 percent or more of the program work online. Some online programs have an on-campus component that is often designed to accommodate working schedules. Take advantage of the convenience of online learning while participating in a rich, interactive learning environment. For more information about the online nature of a specific program, contact the program.

3 These programs have innovative curricula that combine on-campus and online formats. Most hybrid programs are completed on-campus with a partial or completely online semester. For more information about the hybrid schedule of a specific program, contact the program.

4 These on-campus programs are offered in an accelerated format that allows you to complete your program in a condensed time-frame. Enjoy the advantages of on-campus courses with minimal disruption to your career. For more information about the accelerated nature of a specific program, contact the program.

5 Students in most on-campus graduate programs are eligible for assistantships. Please look carefully at the additional policies listed above for more information about the specific assistantship and enrollment policies for the program. Contact the program with any questions.