Master of Microbiology (MS)
School of Science and Engineering
Atlantic International University
The Master of Microbiology (MS) program objective is to provide students with knowledge in the basic sciences which are essential to microbiology and to the application of science to issues in the modern world. The Master of Microbiology (MS) program is offered online via distance learning. After evaluating both academic record and life experience, AIU staff working in conjunction with Faculty and Academic Advisors will assist students in setting up a custom-made program, designed on an individual basis. This flexibility to meet student needs is seldom found in other distance learning programs. Our online program does not require all students to take the same subjects/courses, use the same books, or learning materials. Instead, the online Master of Microbiology (MS) curriculum is designed individually by the student and academic advisor. It specifically addresses strengths and weaknesses with respect to market opportunities in the student s major and intended field of work. Understanding that industry and geographic factors should influence the content of the curriculum instead of a standardized one-fits-all design is the hallmark of AIU s unique approach to adult education. This philosophy addresses the dynamic and constantly changing environment of working professionals by helping adult students in reaching their professional and personal goals within the scope of the degree program.
Important: Below is an example of the topics or areas you may develop and work on during your studies. By no means is it a complete or required list as AIU programs do not follow a standardized curriculum. It is meant solely as a reference point and example. Want to learn more about the curriculum design at AIU? (Course and Curriculum )
Core Courses and Topics in Microbiology:
- Food Microbiology
- Medical Microbiology
- Microbial Metabolic Regulation
- Microbial Cell Biotransformations
- Microbial Diversity
- Microbial Biotechnology
- Molecular Virology
- Biology of Plant Pathogens
- Food Microbiology
- Soil Microbiology
- Communication Investigation (Comprehensive Resume)
- Organization Theory (Portfolio)
- Experiential Learning (Autobiography)
- Academic Evaluation (Questionnaire)
- Fundament of Knowledge (Integration Chart)
- Fundamental Principles I (Philosophy of Education)
- Professional Evaluation (Self Evaluation Matrix)
- Development of Graduate Study (Guarantee of an Academic Degree)
Research Project in Microbiology:
Masters Thesis Project
MBM300 Thesis Proposal
MBM302 Master Thesis (7,500 words)
Publication: Each Master of Microbiology graduate is encouraged to publish their research papers either online in the public domain or through professional journals and periodicals worldwide.
Career Center Master of Microbiology
Job Description Master of Microbiology
A microbiologist is a science professional who deals with the study of small organisms that can usually be viewed through a microscope. A microbiologist has to isolate a microorganism and identify its characteristics. He also has to study the effect of the microorganism on various chemicals and other stimuli like human health, food, etc. Plants, bacteria, fungi, animal, etc. are some of the microorganisms that are studied under this field and a microbiologist can become an expert at the study any of these microbes.
Most microbiologists work for colleges and universities, where they teach the students of microbiology and which also includes research. Some microbiologists also work for private industries, that can include, clinical laboratories, the food industry, pharmaceutical industry, etc. Microbiologists who work for clinical laboratories study the relationship between a microorganism and a disease. They study and microorganisms that are responsible for developing particular diseases. Microbiologists working in pharmaceutical industries analyze the effect of a medicine on a particular virus or bacteria.
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