12 months
6369 USD/year
6369 USD/year
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The Veterinary Science - Immunology and Infectious Diseases program offered by Washington State University provides education and training in immunology and host-pathogen interactions of bacterial, parasitic, and viral infections of animals and humans.

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The Veterinary Science - Immunology and Infectious Diseases program is offered by Washington State University . It is enriched by integration of the Department of Veterinary Microbiology and Pathology, the Paul G. Allen School for Global Animal Health, the School of Molecular Biosciences, and the USDA-ARS Animal Disease Research Unit. Dissertation research is carried out under the direction of highly collaborative research faculty who are internationally recognized for their research in infectious diseases.

Graduate programs are tailored to the individual’s background and career goals, and include core formal course work as well as more specialized courses in a primarily literature review format. Laboratory research is the most critical part of the training and the strength of our program. The major advisor and student work in cooperation with the advisory committee to develop a directed course of research. 

All departmental faculty and students attend weekly research seminars given either by students, program faculty, and visiting scientists. Through these seminars, students are exposed to critical analysis of data, experimental design and discussion of research significance. Students also may participate in the activities sponsored by the Integrative Programs in Biomedical Sciences (iPBS, graduate.vetmed.wsu.edu). Trainees are expected to conduct original research that will lend a significant contribution to knowledge in the area of emphasis and that will culminate in publication in peer-reviewed journals. Publication is required for and constitutes the PhD dissertation. The final examination consists of a public research seminar followed by an oral examination.

Career Opportunities:

Academic research, state and national laboratories, biotechnology companies.

Programme Structure

All graduates will be able to:

  • Apply sound research methods to problems in their discipline and describe the methods effectively.
  • Communicate their research clearly and professionally in both written and oral forms appropriate to the field.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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Priority deadline:

  • Fall Rolling Deadline Priority status is given to applicants that apply before December 15.
  • Spring Rolling Deadline


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Prospective international students must have the equivalent of a U.S. bachelor’s degree from an approved institution. Usually, this is a minimum of four years of study beyond grade 12.
  • A grade point average equivalent to a U.S. grade of "B" (3.0 on a 4.0 scale) or better is required. 

Tuition Fee

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    6369 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 6369 USD per year during 12 months.

The tuition fee may vary depending on the location of your study program.

Living costs for Pullman

904 - 1507 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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