Our application process begins with you submitting a completed application to the Graduate College including, three letters of recommendation, all higher education transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (if not a native English speaker), and the associated application fee. The CMB Recruitment and Admissions Committee will review completed applications for appropriate qualifications, skills, knowledge and motivation. Decisions will be based on a variety of criteria including: undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, letters of reference, statement of purpose, educational background as demonstrated on all transcripts, and an interview (Skype, phone, or on-campus).
Born and raised in Burma, I found my way out to the United States for a quality higher education lacking in my home country. I graduated from Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI in 2010 with a BS in Clinical Laboratory Science (Medical Technology) where I found my passion in working with microbes during my senior year project in the lab of Dr. April Harkins. After graduation, I took clinical microbiologist positions in Cambridge Hospital and Brigham and Women’s Faulkner Hospital’s clinical laboratories in Massachusetts to gain more experience in Microbiology. I have decided to join UVM in the fall of 2013 because of the vibrant research environment at the CMB program that has matched my interest in exploring deeper in microbiology and molecular genetics. Phyu Thwe