Montana State University

Department of Microbiology

The Department of Microbiology is one of the most relevant, dynamic and exciting disciplines in the biological sciences. Our department's mission is to train undergraduate, graduate and postdoctoral students for careers in microbiology - through excellence in teaching, research, and service.

One of our main goals is to prepare students for leadership roles as microbiologists in industry, government agencies, health related fields, environmental health, and university teaching and research.

We are truly unique in our close proximity to Yellowstone National Park. On our doorstep is one of the most exciting microbial ecosystems in North America, ripe with opportunities to discover new microbial life forms and contribute to major biotechnological advances. Many of our undergraduates and graduate students conduct research in the Park under the mentorship of our distinguished faculty.

The discipline of microbiology is diverse, and the job opportunities for microbiologists are enormous. The Department would like to welcome students to join us in exploring this exciting discipline.