Procedures for Admission
Application instructions can be found here. The GRE is required for the Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology. The GRE is used to measure the student’s potential for success in graduate school. We also recommend that a test in the subject area of the GRE be taken.
Note: First consideration is given to applications received by Jan 15th.
For more information use the following form or visit our FAQ page (coming soon).
Master of Science Degree
Candidates for the Master of Science will be required to possess a well-balanced knowledge of the field of microbiology or plant biology, to have mastered the technical methods in one or more areas and to have had experience in applying such methods to the solution of a problem. A thesis is required in a total program of 30 hours.
A student working toward the Master of Science degree will be assigned a committee which will aid in designing the degree program.
Doctor of Philosophy Degree
Work leading to the Ph.D. degree is offered in most areas. The program requires a satisfactory demonstration of knowledge in their research area. This proficiency will be determined by the dissertation advisory committee. The satisfactory completion and successful defense of original research as described in a dissertation is also required. Each student will, in consultation with the chairperson, select a dissertation advisory committee. A student must complete the general requirements of the Graduate College, appropriate research skills, and a minor in a related field with a minimum of six hours. Each student must attend and participate in a graduate seminar.
Each student will be assigned a specific dissertation committee whose functions are to aid in designing the degree program, provide advice on the dissertation research and conduct the oral dissertation defense examination.
Fall Entry - March 1st- Primary consideration is given to applications received by Jan 15th.
Spring/Summer Entry - October 1st
Elizabeth Karr, Graduate Liaison
Department of Microbiology and Plant Biology
GLCH Room 516 and SRTC Room 2021
Norman, OK 73019
Phone: (405) 325-5133
The University of Oklahoma is an equal opportunity, affirmative action institution.