University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology M.S. - Microbial Evolution and Ecology

Master of Science - Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology; Microbial Evolution and Ecology Concentration


Core Courses7
Semester Credits14
Suggest Curriculum Courses6
Total Hours30

Degree Specific Credits: 30

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0

  • All CMMB M.S. students also have a common set of requirements: students must take a total of 30 semester credits, including 20 semester credits of courses (includes any course other than Thesis and Research).
  • At least half of the credits toward the degree must be at the 500 or 600 level.
Core Courses - Complete all of the following courses:
BCH 570Intro to Research1
or BIOM 570 Intro to Research
BIOB 547Experimental Molecular, Cellular, and Chemical Biology2
BIOM 594Seminar4
Suggested Curriculum Courses6
The remainder of the curriculum will be customized in consultation with the Advisory Committee to best prepare students for success in their graduate studies and career goals.
Proteins and Enzymes
Nucleic Acids
Elective Credits - Complete 14 credits of elective courses. Potential courses include:14
Physical Biochemistry
Special Topics
Special Topics
Cell Organization & Mechanisms
Molecular Analysis of Development
Advanced Immunology
Advanced Virology
Microbial Pathogenesis
Independent Study
Thesis/Research - Complete 30 credits of thesis or research:3
Total Hours30

Minimum Required Grade: C