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No; most applicants possess a BS or BA degree.

All PhD students accepted into the program, both American and international, receive a generous stipend (to cover living expenses), and their tuition is paid in full. The program also pays for health insurance for students.

Unfortunately there is no financial or tuition support for Masters Students.

The institution code is 1833 for both; the department code is 0608 for the GRE and 99 for TOEFL.
All applicants must submit scores for the standard GRE. A biology subsection exam is recommended, but not required.

There is no “minimum” score required. The GRE is only one component of the application, and other factors, in particular undergraduate performance and research experience, weigh heavily in the decision. Competitive PhD applicants will have a total GRE score (from the general test) of 310 or higher (verbal and quantitative combined.)  Non-US applicants, total GRE scores (from the general test) 310 (verbal and quantitative combined) are usually not competitive; applicants with these scores are encouraged to retake the GRE before applying.

MS students should have a GRE of 300 or higher.

Yes, we will consider GRE scores from retaken tests.
TOEFL minimum requirements set by the University of Cincinnati are: 600 (paper-based test), 250 (computer-based test) or 100 (internet-based test); 8 on the IELTS.

The PhD application deadline is November 25th. Since the number of openings is limited, early application is strongly encouraged.  

MS Thesis applications are taken till April of every year, and MS Non-Thesis students are available to apply in any quarter.

Applicants must submit three letters of reference. We recommend letters from faculty and / or people who are familiar with your academic performance, and mentors from research experiences. Character references are acceptable, but not as useful. We will accept up to four letters of reference.
All materials should be submitted online. Official transcripts are not required for your application. If you have any difficulty with submitting materials please contact the Program Coordinator.
Yes, we need ALL materials before the admissions committee will consider your application.
Yes; if we invite you for an interview, the program will pay reasonable interview expenses, and will arrange your travel and hotel accommodations.
The Immunology Graduate Program does not directly pay for rent or cover travel expenses. However, we provide a generous stipend for PhD students. The program has a mentoring system, whereby existing students assist incoming students with their transition (e.g., housing, shopping).