Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology


The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology offers superior research programs with multi-disciplinary approaches and interpretive diagnostic expertise training.

Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Microbiology

Areas of Study

  • Cellular/molecular pathobiology
  • Immunology
  • Immunopathology
  • Infectious disease pathogenesis
  • Medical/veterinary bacteriology
  • Microbial physiology
  • Molecular biology/microbial genetics
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Parasitology
  • Pathology
  • Prion disease
  • Toxicologic/biochemical pathology
  • Various specialties in pathobiology
  • Vector-borne diseases/vector biology
  • Virology

Next Steps


Coursework, credit requirements, and more information is available in the Colorado State University general catalog. Please contact your department representative with program-related questions.

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Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

M.S. & Ph.D. Programs

  • Fall – December 15