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.

Student Employment

Graduate students interested in employment positions (GTA, GRA, GSA appointments and hourly positions) should contact their advisor and their departmental graduate coordinator for the process to apply.

Financial Aid

Application Deadline Dates

Department Deadlines

M.S. & Ph.D. Programs

  • Fall – December 15