Doctor of Philosophy in Microbiology

The Doctorate in Microbiology, administered by the Texas A&M Department of Biology, involves intense laboratory-conducted research, coupled with rigorous scholarly contemplation of mycology or bacteriology principles that relate to foundational ecological, medical, and industrial contexts. Students that complete the course of study will have mastered experimental method and design to produce and interpret data for addressing questions involving free-living and pathogenic microbial systems. These methodologies include a range of statistical, biochemical, molecular, genetic/genomic and microscopy techniques used for examining, describing, cataloging and organizing data from diverse microbial organisms. The students will also have mastered writing and oral skills to effectively communicate new discoveries to fellow scientists and to the general public. 

Steps to Fulfill a Doctoral Program