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Curriculum and Requirements

The Immunology Graduate Program offers complete didactic and laboratory studies, giving students the expertise and skills that are necessary to conduct original research resulting in a significant contribution to the field of immunology.

Tutorial Laboratory Experience

New students are required to participate in the tutorial laboratory experience during their first year. Tutorials allow students to conduct biomedical research under the guidance of a faculty member over a 10-week session. Students must complete three tutorials with three different faculty members. This 30-week period introduces students to a variety of research environments and allows students to choose an advisor, a GSBS faculty member who will guide their graduate training and supervise their dissertation research.

Immunology Program Course Requirements 

(For students entering Summer 2014 and thereafter)

The list below includes Program course requirements as well as GSBS course requirements.  Please visit the GSBS Degree Requirements web page for additional details.

Required Courses

  • Foundations of Biomedical Research
  • The Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences (plus two online ethics modules)
  • Immunology I
  • Immunology II
  • Immunology III
  • Advanced Topics in Immunology

Elective Courses

  • Application of Tumor Immunology in the Clinical Setting 
  • Molecular Principles of Virology

 

Suggested Course Timeline

Year 1, Fall

  • Foundations of Biomedical Research
  • Immunology I
  • The Ethical Dimensions of the Biomedical Sciences

Year 1, Spring

  • Immunology II
  • Immunology III
  • Advanced Topics in Immunology

Year 2

  • Elective courses

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