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The Interdepartmental Microbiology (IM) Graduate Program at Iowa State University

Our program offers both M.S. and Ph. D. degree opportunities in all aspects of prokaryotic and eukaryotic microbiology.

Our interdepartmental nature enables a curriculum of breadth, depth, and rigor, and maximizes opportunities for graduate students to pursue the research topic of their choice.

Students in the IM program benefit from individualized courses of study, state-of-the-art facilities and instrumentation, and a supportive community of faculty, staff, and fellow students.

Participating faculty provide expertise in numerous fields of study, including:

  • Ecology
  • Genetics and molecular biology
  • Biogeochemistry
  • Biorenewables
  • Food safety and security
  • Veterinary microbiology
  • Medical microbiology
  • Plant pathology
  • Virology
  • Entomology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Mycology
  • Microbial genomics
  • Biosystems engineering