Master’s Program Admissions
The Master’s program is intended for study related to Microbiology, Immunology and Molecular Genetics leading to the Master of Science Degree. The following guidelines for admission into the department's Master’s program apply:
- Applicants must have a faculty sponsor from the Department of Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics. Sponsors from other departments are not permitted.
- The deadline for application to the Master’s program is April 1st of each year. Admission will be made only for Fall Quarter each year and applications will not be accepted after the beginning of Fall Quarter.
- The Master’s program is separate from the Ph.D. program, and it is not to be considered as a route into the Ph.D. program.
- The applicant should have a clear idea of his or her research plan, which should be outlined in a Master’s Thesis Proposal.
- Complete applications are reviewed by all members of the Departmental Graduate Committee and recommendations for admission or denial are forwarded to the Graduate Dean. In all cases, final admissions decisions rest upon the Graduate Dean. Students are thereby notfied of decisions by the Graduate Division.
APPLICATIONS ARE ONLY SENT TO CANDIDATES WHO HAVE ALREADY OBTAINED FACULTY SPONSORSHIP.
Applications are only sent to those prospective students who have already obtained a faculty sponsor from the Department. Once faculty sponsorship has been arranged, contact the Departmental Student Affairs Office for an application and additional information:
- Microbiology, Immunology, & Molecular Genetics
- Student Affairs Office
- 1602B Molecular Science Building
- 609 Charles E Young Drive, East
- Los Angeles, CA 90095-1489
Applications & processing fees are to be sent to UCLA Graduate Division.
The following materials are to be submitted directly to the Microbiology Student Affairs Office:
- Two copies of official undergraduate transcripts from all colleges/universities attended
- Statement of Purpose
- Master’s Thesis Proposal
- One Letter of Recommendation from the proposed thesis sponsor
- Two additional Letters of recommendation
- GRE scores; General Test required
- Subject Test in either Biology or Biochemistry, Cell and Molecular Biology highly recommended