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Graduate Program Curriculum

Required Courses

MIP700 - Topics in Microbiology, Immunology and Pathology - Fall and Spring
Discussion of research literature in core areas – must be taken once each year.

MIP792A - Graduate Student Seminar - Fall and Spring
Students present their research in this weekly seminar. You must register for this class every semester and present every other year, starting in your second year.

MIP654 - Research Policies and Regulations - Fall - MIP654 syllabus

General Electives

MIP540 - Biosafety in Research Laboratories - Spring - MIP540 syllabus
MIP643 - Grant Writing for Microbiology/Pathology - Spring - MIP643 syllabus
MIP666 - Writing Scientific Manuscripts - Fall even years - MIP666 syllabus

Virology Electives


MIP533 - Epidemiology of Infectious Disease - Spring years - MIP533 syllabus
MIP543 - RNA Biology - Fall odd years - MIP543 syllabus
MIP555 - Principles and Mechanisms of Disease - Fall - MIP555 syllabus
MIP628 - Immunity to Infection - Spring odd years - MIP628 syllabus
MIP581A5 - Advanced Virology - Fundamentals/New Insights - Spring even years - MIP581A5 syllabus
MIP581A6 - Advanced Virology - Mechanisms of Viral Disease - Spring even years - MIP581A6 syllabus
MIP581A7 - Advanced Virology - Discovery Tools and Control - Spring even years - MIP581A7 syllabus

Bacteriology Electives

MIP550 - Microbial and Molecular Genetics Laboratory - Spring - MIP550 syllabus
MIP555 - Principles and Mechanisms of Disease - Fall - MIP555 syllabus
MIP577 - Computer Analysis in Population Genetics - Fall - MIP577 syllabus​
MIP578 - Genetics of Natural Populations - Fall - MIP578 syllabus
MIP630 - Advances in Microbial Physiology - Fall even years - MIP630 syllabus
MIP760 - Mechanisms of Bacterial Pathogenesis - Fall odd years - MIP760 syllabus

Vector Biology Electives


MIP577 - Computer Analysis in Population Genetics - Fall - MIP577 syllabus​
MIP578 - Genetics of Natural Populations - Fall - MIP578 syllabus​
MIP580A4 - Mosquito Collection and Identification Methods - Fall odd years - MIP580A4 syllabus
MIP580A5 - Introduction to Biologyof Disease Vectors - Spring even years - MIP580A5 syllabus
MIP580A6 - Biology of Arborvirus Vectors/Genetics - Spring even years - MIP580A6 syllabus
MIP580A7 - Biology of Parasite/Bacteria Vectors - Spring even years - MIP580A7 syllabus

Molecular and Genomic Approaches Electives

MIP543 - RNA Biology - Fall odd years - MIP543 syllabus
MIP545 - Microbial Metagenomics/Genomics Data Analysis - Fall - MIP581A2 syllabus
MIP565 - Next Generation Sequencing Platform/Libraries - Spring - MIP565 syllabus
MIP570 - Functional Genomics - Fall - MIP570 syllabus

Immunology Electives

MIP581A4 - Flow Cytometry for Immunology - Fall - MIP581A4
MIP628 - Immunity to Infection - Spring odd years - MIP628 syllabus
MIP651 - Immunobiology - Fall even years - MIP651 syllabus

Prion Biology Electives

MIP520 - Fundametnals of Prion Biology - Fall - MIP581A3
MIP680A3 - Advanced Prion Biology - Spring - MIP680A3 syllabus

Pathology Electives

MIP615 - Ophthalmic Pathology - Fall - MIP615 syllabus​
MIP675 - Advanced Bioanalytic Pathology - Spring odd years - MIP675 syllabus
MIP765 - Comparative Neuropathology - Spring even years - MIP765 syllabus​
MIP766 - Cytopathology - Spring - MIP766 Syllabus
MIP767 - Advanced General Pathology - Fall - MIP767 Syllabus​
MIP768 - Advanced Clinical Pathology - Spring -  MIP781A2 syllabus​
MIP778 - Pathobiology of Laboratory Animals - Fall odd years - MIP778 syllabus

Courses offered by other CSU Departments

BC511 -Structural Biology I
BC611 - Structural Biology II
BC563 - Molecular Genetics
BC565 - Molecular Regulation of Cell Function
BC663 - Gene Expression
BC665 - Advanced Cell Biology
ERHS611 - Cancer Genetics
ERHS510 - Cancer Biology
BMS500 – Mammalian Physiology I
BMS501 – Mammalian Physiology II
STAT511 - Design and Data Analysis for Researchers I - Fall
STAT512 - Design and Data Analysis for Researchers II - Spring
BIOM525 - Cell and Tissue Engineering - Fall​​​​​​​

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