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Majumder Lab Sample Collection at the Dane Co. Landfill

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Students sampling lake water in Lake Mendota

The primary goals of the Master of Science degree in Bacteriology are to develop students’ understanding of the scientific process and to provide advanced training in bacteriology. Students tailor a curriculum of advanced coursework and/or research, following either a coursework track or a research track. Students acquire a general overview of bacteriology and may focus on a specialized subject area such as bacterial physiology, molecular microbiology, food microbiology, environmental microbiology, biotechnology or medical microbiology.


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  • Welcome 2022 Fall Cohort

    This fall we welcomed 15 new students to the Bacteriology Master of Science Program. The students arrived from all over the world. We are looking forward to the great things they will do!  

  • Bacteriology MS Students at Fall Welcome Week

    A group of our MS students participated in the UW – Madison 2022 Degree Dash. A fun way to welcome the fall term for both new and current students!

  • Summer 2022 Graduate School Open House

    Thinking about the Bacteriology Master of Science program? Learn more about the program and get tips for applying to graduate school at the Graduate School Virtual Open House on July 6. Register today: