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Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology (M.S., Ph.D.)

The Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology  program offers a Master of Science degree, and a Doctoral degree. 

Important: Transcripts and Letters of Recommendation are required of all applicants. 


Read the Application Instructions​ page for full details.

See the test score requirements for this program.

Below are specific requirements also needed for this program:

  • Résumé or Curriculum Vitae

  • In lieu of a Statement of Purpose, the following submissions are required:

    • A Research Interest Statement (limit to one page)

      • ​What has made you interested in attending graduate school in your chosen area, and specifically in the UCSC Microbiology and Environmental Toxicology Department

      • What are your academic and career goals?

  • A Statement of Previous Research (limit to two pages)

    • Please describe your previous research experience: Include what project(s) you worked on, the overall goals and your specific role. What did you enjoy, and what was challenging? 

    • It is more important that you address the points above for one project in depth, rather than to provide a comprehensive list of all of your research experiences, which can be listed on your CV/résumé.

  • A Personal History Statement (limit to one page)

    • Describe how your educational and life experiences and/or challenges have influenced your career goals and equipped you for graduate school success.


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