University of Montana Catalog 2023-2024

Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology Ph.D. - Microbiology and Immunology

Doctor of Philosophy - Cellular, Molecular, and Microbial Biology; Microbiology and Immunology Concentration


Core Courses10
Semester Credits20-32
Total Hours48-72

Degree Specific Credits: 60

Required Cumulative GPA: 3.0


  • All CMMB PhD students have a common set of requirements: students must take a total of 60 semester credits, including 20 semester credits of courses (includes any course other than Dissertation and Research).
  • At least three 3-credit (or more) graduate courses at the 500 or 600 level.
  • In addition to coursework, all PhD students must teach at least one semester (typically as a Graduate Teaching Assistant) and must rotate in at least two research laboratories.

Core Courses

Core Courses
Complete all of the following courses:
BCH/BIOM 570Intro to Research1
BIOB 547Experimental Molecular, Cellular, and Chemical Biology2
BIOM 594Seminar4
Total Hours7

Minimum Required Grade: C