Immunology Graduate Program
Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions

The Immunology Graduate Program provides answers to frequently asked questions.

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 and 99 for TOEFL.

No, The Immunology graduate program no longer requires a GRE exam.

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 December 1. 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).