• Application and Financial Aid

    How To Apply

    The Immunology Graduate Program welcomes qualified candidates to apply for enrollment. We encourage applicants to apply for admission by mid-December but the official deadline is usually in January. The exact date for the official deadline is posted on Check My Status. Accepted students to the Phd and the MS full time program begin lab work July 1

    Admission Requirements

    Qualified applicants should meet the following requirements:

      • A bachelor’s degree (or master’s) from an accredited college or university
      • Scores from the general test of the Graduate Record Exam (GRE). Completion of the advanced test (biology or biochemistry) is strongly recommended.
      • GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
      • Strong undergraduate background in biology, preferably with some research experience.

    Application Procedure

      • Complete the on-line university graduate application.
      • Submit official collegiate transcript(s) to the graduate program coordinator
      • Three letters of recommendation are submitted through the Online Recommendation system
        • Recommenders could include former professors, an employer, or other reference if pertinent to the field of study
        • Recommendation requests are emailed to your recommenders 24-72 hours after you have submitted an application
      • Please note: Recommendations can also be mailed directly to the graduate program coordinator. Test scores from qualifying exams,
      • Personal background statement, explaining research experience, awards and purpose in seeking admission to the Immunobiology graduate program
      • A nonrefundable application fee is required which can be paid by credit card (Visa, MasterCard or Discover) or by electronic check. Applicants can consult the UC Graduate Admissions FAQ for more information about the application fee or fee waivers

    All of these items must be received before an applicant will be considered.

    It is possible to check your application status by using the Check My Status. This feature allows applicants to monitor the receipt of required materials and the progress of their application.

    After preliminary screening of all applications, we may invite select applicants for a personal interview. The interview serves as an opportunity for the applicant to meet faculty and graduate students, to see the program’s research facilities and for members of the program to evaluate the prospective student.

    Financial Aid

    Financial support for participants is generous in the Immunology Graduate Training Program. All PhD students accepted to the program receive full tuition remission, a nationally competitive stipend and a health insurance plan. Unfortunately, no programmatic stipend or tuition support is available for MS students. Employees of Cincinnati Children's and UC may be eligible for tuition benefits. Please contact your HR Department.

    Cincinnati’s reasonable cost of living, combined with the program’s financial support, make it easy to live, work and study here.

    The Immunology Graduate Training Program has extraordinary support from investigator and institutional research funds.

    Other Financial support

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