36 months
42324 USD/year
42324 USD/year
24962 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Microbiology and Immunology at University of Pittsburgh is an innovative program in graduate education that is administered through the School of Medicine of the University of Pittsburgh.


About Microbiology and Immunology at University of Pittsburgh

The program aims to train highly motivated PhD students as self-reliant scholars in an environment where they have ready access to the breadth of expertise, approaches, and sub-disciplines. Students in this program will gain broad knowledge of diverse fields within microbiology and immunology which is supplemented by seminars, journal clubs and laboratory rotations. The program rapidly immerses students into a research environment, and mentors them to become independent and creative scientists.

The Program in Microbiology and Immunology brings together faculty in basic and translational sciences, including researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Magee-Women’s Research Institute, Rangos Research Center at the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh, the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Center, and the University of Pittsburgh Dietrich School of Art and Sciences Department of Biological Sciences.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Principles of Microbiology and Immunology
  • Comprehensive Immunology
  • Comprehensive Microbiology
  • Biomedical Ethics
  • Statistics

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines


72 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA

Other requirements

General requirements

  • A baccalaureate degree in a biological or physical science or in mathematics, computer science or engineering.
  • A minimum grade point average of 3.2 (on a scale of 4) or its equivalent from an accredited institution. If you need to convert your grades to the GPA system, please follow these instructions.
  • A minimum of three letters of recommendation. Letters from faculty familiar with the applicant's research accomplishments are of particular value to the evaluation process.
  • Applicants who are citizens of countries where English is not the official language (and the Province of Quebec in Canada) are required to submit evidence of English language proficiency

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 36 months.
  • National

    42324 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 42324 USD per year during 36 months.
  • In-State

    24962 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 24962 USD per year during 36 months.

Part-time: LOCAL: $1,003 per credit NATIONAL/INTERNATIONAL: $1,728 per credit

Living costs for Pittsburgh

1148 - 1944 USD /month
Living costs

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


Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.

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