Microbiology (Ph.D.)


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.

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology

Areas of Study

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

Next Steps


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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