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Who can apply

The graduate program in microbiology and immunology welcomes applicants with a strong background in biology and chemistry, who are intellectually curious. As a minimum requirement applicants must have a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution, an overall grade point average of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale, and a combined GRE score (verbal plus quantitative) > 300. Students enrolled in the program typically exceed these standards.

Stipends and scholarships

Stipends of $28,000 per year are available for PhD students enrolled in the program.

Students in good academic standing are awarded the Dean’s scholarship. The Dean's Scholarship is a full-tuition scholarship. 

PhD stipends and scholarships are assigned on a competitive basis. Students who wish to receive early admission and be considered for a graduate stipend and/or Dean's Scholarship for the upcoming fall semester should apply prior to December 15.

How to apply

Complete the online application. You will be asked to provide three letters of recommendation, your transcripts, GRE scores and a personal statement.