- Thirty (30) semester hours is required to earn the M.M. degree. Twelve (12) credits from the core graduate curriculum (MB 714, MB 718, MB 751, MB 758, or MB 535) are required. Other courses in microbiology or related life science disciplines must be approved on the Plan of Graduate Work that total a minimum of 18 graded credit hours. The student can take additional graded and S/U graduate courses in relevant disciplines (as approved for the Plan of Work).
- The student must earn a minimum 3.0 GPA overall on graduate coursework at NC State University.
- The student must be enrolled in one credit or more the semester they apply to graduate.
- An M.M. student must be continuously enrolled, and complete all degree requirements within six calendar years beginning with the date he/she starts courses carrying graduate credit applicable to the degree program.
- Upon entering the M.M. program, the student meets with the director of graduate programs (DGP) and select a faculty advisor (who also may be the DGP).
- At the start of the first semester, the student consults with his/her graduate advisor and prepares a Plan of Graduate Work. The DGP must approve the plan.
- Each year, the student must complete a Graduate Student Progress evaluation form with his/her advisor and submit it to the DGP.
The Microbiology Graduate Student Association (MBGSA) is comprised of students in all of the graduate degree programs in microbiology (masters through doctoral) offered at NC State University. Students in other degree programs with an interest in microbiology are also invited to join the MBGSA.