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Molecular Pathogenesis PhD

North Dakota State University

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We empower our students to discover, develop, and communicate microbiological and immunological solutions to local and global challenges


Microbiological Sciences
PO Box 6050 Dept. 7690
Fargo, North Dakota, 58108, United States

What We Offer

Summary

The Ph.D. in Molecular Pathogenesis encompasses the study of molecular pathogenesis of infectious diseases. This program provides students with the skills and knowledge to address key gaps in our understanding of how microorganisms interact with their hosts to cause disease. The program has seven clearly-defined training objectives to prepare our future colleagues as scientists and empower them to influence government policy, the technology industry, and academic scholarship with their expert opinions and findings. Times to completion are variable, and range from 4 to 6 years, consistent with national averages for a PhD in the Microbiological Sciences.

Students accepted into the Molecular Pathogenesis program receive an assistantship and a tuition waiver.


Academic Fields

Genome Sciences/Genomics.
Microbiology, General.
Molecular Biology.
Microbiology and Immunology.

Degrees

Doctoral, Ph.D., Doctorate


Formats

On-Campus

Keywords

microbiology, immunology, infectious disease, microbial ecology, food microbiology

Contacts

Peter Bergholz Ph.D.

Peter Bergholz Ph.D.
Professor
peter.bergholz@ndsu.edu
peter.bergholz@ndsu.edu
701-231-5946

Neely Benton

Neely Benton
Student Recruitment Coordinator
neely.benton@ndsu.edu
neely.benton@ndsu.edu
701-231-8476

Who We're Looking For

Summary

Our students do research in microbiology, immunology, microbial ecology, food safety, and infectious disease pathogenesis.
Applicants compete well when they are have some prior research experience, have a vision of how they will use their degree to benefit society, and above all, are excited about science.
Applicants should have completed key courses in the life sciences; have strong, personalized recommendation letters; and a strong personal statement.


Academic Backgrounds


Target GPA

B+ = 3.0-3.2

Exams

GRE - Required

Verbal:

150


Quantitative:

150


Writing:

3

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