The Immunobiology (IMBIO) Interdepartmental Graduate Program wants your application process to be as easy as possible. Therefore, the links listed to the left provide you with access to application materials, admissions and application information, along with answers to frequently asked questions.
If you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our program office at any time.
A four-year university degree (the equivalent of a bachelor's degree) is required. Applicants should have an undergraduate or advanced degree in one of the basic or applied sciences. Typical program disciplines include majors in biochemistry, biology, human medicine, immunology, physiology, pharmacology, psychology, veterinary medicine, or zoology. Appropriate undergraduate coursework includes mathematics, chemistry, physics, and biological sciences.
The program accepts applications for graduate study year-round; however, most assistantship and fellowship decisions are made by the end of April. To have the best chance of qualifying for financial support, your complete application (including transcripts and letters of recommendation) must be received by January 1 for fall admission.
As this is a research-based graduate program, prior research experience is highly encouraged for any prospective student.
The IMBIO program also requires the submission of official GRE general exam scores showing both raw scores and percentiles for each of the three categories of the exam: verbal, quantitative and analytical writing. GRE subject tests in biology or biochemistry are to the applicant's advantage, though not required.
The TOEFL or IELTS exam is required of non-native English speakers that have not obtained a degree from a United States college or university. The English proficiency minimum for these exams are as follows:
TOEFL Paper (PBT)
TOEFL Internet (iBT)
The Admission Decision
- In general, offers of admission will begin to be made in early to mid-February.
- IMBIO continues extending admissions offers until our assistantship positions are filled; this process usually concludes around early May.
- Offers of admission will be made via email to the email address provided on your application.
- As long as an applicant has not received a decline email they remain to be under the full consideration of the admissions committee.