Graduate Program

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center offers opportunities for graduate study in a wide range of contemporary areas of pathology and microbiology, including bacteriology, immunology, virology, cell biology, and molecular biology. We offer exceptional training leading to a M.S., Ph.D., or combined M.D./Ph.D. degree. Applicants may also participate in the Cancer Research Training Program at the Medical Center.

PH.D. PROGRAM IN PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY
The Ph.D. program is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of basic principles of immunology, bacteriology, virology and molecular basis of disease processes, including the research and training experience required to pursue successful independent research in academic or industrial arenas.

 

COMBINED M.D./PH.D. PROGRAM
The M.D./Ph.D. Scholars Program is designed to prepare a select group of outstanding students for careers in academic medicine and research.

 

M.S. PROGRAM IN PATHOLOGY AND MICROBIOLOGY
The M.S. program is designed to provide a strong background in pathobiology, microbiology and other basic sciences, thereby enhancing the student's preparation for further career advancement.

 

M.S. WITH CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE TRACK (NON-THESIS)
This MS program is intended for practicing, certified (preferred) or certification eligible [MLS(ASCP) or MT( ASCP)] clinical laboratory science professional interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in medical laboratory sciences. This program curriculum focuses on advanced clinical laboratory scientific principles and processes, management applications and communication skills, educational best practices, and research methods and practices within the clinical laboratory. In addition to required core courses, the program is individually structured to allow for concentrated areas of study including clinical chemistry, flow cytometry, immunohematology, microbiology, and molecular diagnostics. This degree track is completed on campus on a full or part-time basis.

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