Iron sulfide microbial mat sample from Elk Horn Slough, Moss Landing, CA
Jessica W. Toan, PhD
Renee Tsolis, PhD
Admissions and how to apply
How to Apply
Admission requires an undergraduate degree (B.S. or B.A.) in a biological science, which should include adequate course work in many of the following areas: calculus, general physics, general chemistry, quantitative analysis, organic chemistry, biochemistry with a laboratory, general genetics, general biology with a laboratory, and general bacteriology or microbiology with a laboratory. Upper division courses in cell biology, microbiology, microbial physiology and genetics, and immunology are also encouraged. Applicants for admission to MGG are required to meet the University of California minimum 3.0 GPA requirement for admission.
Students must also demonstrate an aptitude and enthusiasm for research, which should include active participation in an independent research project supervised by a faculty member.
We are committed to creating a diverse student body and welcome applications from underrepresented groups.
Applications are accepted for fall quarter admission only, and should be made as early as possible. Applications must be completed by December 15.
The following application materials are required and should be submitted by December 15:
Send materials not submitted online to the address below:
Microbiology Graduate Group
The graduate group cannot review an application until all of the above components are received. Inquiries concerning application procedures or any other aspects of the program and requests for forms for admission to graduate study should be directed to Jessica Toan.