Our research covers a broad range of subjects involving viruses, bacteria and parasites, and their roles in the health of the environment and humans, animals and plants.  Microbiology faculty are strongly multidisciplinary and also train graduate students enrolled in related programs such as Molecular & Cellular Biology, Soil Science, Fisheries & Wildlife, and Oceanography. Graduate students are major contributors to the research output of the department. This program is a shared program between College of Science and College of Agricultural Sciences.


Environmental microbiology, food microbiology, genomics, immunology, microbial ecology, microbial evolution, parasitology, pathogenic microbiology, virology

Master of Science (M.S.)
Master of Arts in Interdisciplinary Studies (M.A.I.S.)
Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.)
Department of Microbiology
Class Location: 
Corvallis Campus