The Doctor of Philosophy program is being revised for fall 2016 admission. Details about the program are not yet available.
The Doctor of Philosophy program in immunology requires a minimum of 72 s.h. of graduate credit. The program is flexible, accommodating students with a wide range of backgrounds in course work as well as practical experience in the biological and physical sciences. Entering students generally are expected to have strong backgrounds in biology, chemistry, biochemistry, microbiology, genetics, and mathematics. An introductory course in immunology is desirable. Deficiencies in specific areas often can be remedied through appropriate course work taken during the first year of graduate studies.
The curriculum consists of a sequence of required and elective courses that provide training in the conceptual and methodological aspects of immunology. The program offers ample opportunity for study in a variety of fields that interface with immunology.
The Ph.D. in immunology requires the following course work.
|All of these:|
|IMMU:6241||Writing a Scientific Proposal||1|
|IMMU:7221||Advanced Topics in Immunology||3|
|BMED:5207||Principles of Molecular and Cellular Biology||3|
|BMED:7270||Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research I||0|
|BMED:7271||Scholarly Integrity/Responsible Conduct of Research II||0|
|MICR:6247||Graduate Immunology and Human Disease||4|
|PCOL:5204||Basic Biostatistics and Experimental Design||1|
|Students complete 3 s.h. from the following:|
|MCB:6215||Transcription and Multi-Functional Regulation by RNA||1|
|MCB:6217||Epigenetics, Cancer, and Mouse Models of Disease||1|
|MCB:6240||Inflammatory Cell Signaling and Targeted Cancer Therapy||1|
|MCB:6220||Mechanisms of Cellular Organization||3|
|MCB:6225||Growth Factor Receptor Signaling||1|
|MCB:6226||Cell Cycle Control||1|
|MCB:6227||Cell Fate Decisions||1|
After successfully completing the comprehensive examination, usually by the end of the second year of graduate study, students advance to candidacy for the Ph.D. They devote their time to research and writing their dissertation. Upon successful completion of all requirements, including the dissertation and its oral defense, students are awarded a Ph.D. in immunology.
For information regarding admission and application procedures, contact the Immunology Program or visit its website.
Applicants must meet the admission requirements of the Graduate College; see the Manual of Rules and Regulations of the Graduate College.