How To Apply
The Immunology Graduate Program welcomes qualified candidates to apply for enrollment. We encourage applicants to apply for admission by October but the official deadline for the PhD is December 1. MS students can apply anytime thru April 1st. Accepted students to the PhD and the MS full time program begin lab work July 1.
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).
- GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
- Strong undergraduate background in biology, preferably with some research experience.
- Complete the on-line university graduate application.
- Submit official collegiate transcript(s) online
- Three letters of recommendation - Recommenders could include former professors, an employer, or other reference if pertinent to the field of study
- A Graduate Record Exam (GRE) - Scores of 300 or higher are required. A competitive score for the PhD program = 310
- Test scores from English proficiency tests such as TOEFL or IELTS (see also International Student Admissions) - Scores of a 100 or higher on the TOEFL are required or an 8 on the IELTS
- Resume or Vitae
- Personal background statement, explaining research experience, awards and purpose in seeking admission to the Immunology 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 logging into the Self Service Center. This feature allows applicants to monitor the receipt of required materials and the progress of their application, as well as decisions.
After preliminary screening of all PhD 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 support for PhD students 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