Microbiology (M.S.)


The Department of Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology offers superior research programs with multi-disciplinary approaches and is home to some of the finest biomedical researchers in the nation, working in highly specialized laboratories. Their research focuses on understanding the pathology, improving the diagnostics, and developing more effective treatments, vaccines and cures for internationally important infectious diseases.

Master’s programs are offered both online and in-person. The thesis option is an-in person program, whereas the Microbiology-Immunology program is only offered online.

Master of Science (M.S.) in Microbiology

Thesis option: Master of Science (M.S.) in Microbiology (in-person)

Areas of Study

  • Arthropod-borne infectious disease
  • Bacteriology
  • Computation biology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious disease pathogenesis
  • Mycobacteriology
  • Pathology
  • Prion Biology
  • Vector-borne infectious disease
  • Virology

Online coursework-only program: Master of Science (MS) in Microbiology

Areas of Study

Next Steps

Accelerated Master’s Program

Earn your master’s degree in less time and at a significant cost savings. Visit our Accelerated Master’s Program webpage to learn about your eligibility for this AMP. Contact your department representative to learn about the application process.


Courses, 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.

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