Doctoral Program in Medical Microbiology Education Entrance Requirements

Applicants to the program will have attained a degree from an accredited college or university typically in the Biological Sciences, or have completed a Master’s Degree in Biological Sciences or Microbiology. Applicants should demonstrate a strong desire to teach Medical Microbiology at the undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral school level and participate in educational research. Applicants will be required to have a minimal GRE score of 300.


The DME Program will enroll up to two students per year/class.


Year One – $6,575
Year Two – No tuition
Year Three – No tuition
Year Four – No tuition

LECOM provides assistantships of $10,000 per year for years two through four to students in the program for their roles as teaching assistants in Medical Microbiology and Immunology labs and for their teaching practicums in the Master of Medical Science program. Additionally, students will have access to funds ($2,000) during their fourth year for travel to research meetings to present their work.