12 months
17248 USD/year
17248 USD/year
6244 USD/year
Tuition fee
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During the master of Microbiology and Immunology at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis School of Medicine, research centers on molecular mechanisms of pathogenesis, immune responsiveness, infectious diseases, cancer biology, hematopoiesis, stem cell biology and gene therapy.



The Master of Microbiology and Immunology takes place at Indiana University - Purdue University Indianapolis. Current research activities include microbial pathogenesis and experimental therapeutics, with a focus on host-pathogen interactions in the extracellular niche, mechanisms of oncogenic pathogens, the role of the microbiome in human disease, and the molecular and cellular biology of obligate intracellular viral and bacterial pathogens.  Investigators place a major emphasis on immunology, including studies of immune responsiveness, immune evasion by viruses and tumors, innate and adaptive immunity, antigen presentation, and B cell responses.

Faculty in the Department of Microbiology and Immunology train PhD students in cutting-edge biomedical research; the department also offers a research-based MS degree designed to prepare students for advanced technical careers or to be competitive for subsequent PhD study.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Medical Research
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Biochemistry
  • Research Methods

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 12 months

Start dates & application deadlines


30 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete a four-year bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution in the United States by date of matriculation
  • Achieve a minimum undergraduate cumulative and science GPA of 3.0 on a 4.0 scale
  • Complete all premedical science requirements, including:
    • One year of general biology, general/inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry and physics with a minimum of two laboratory credit hours in each course
    • One semester of biochemistry (not required but strongly recommended)
    • One course in social science (i.e. Sociology)
    • One course in behavioral science (i.e. Psychology)

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    17248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8624 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • National

    17248 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 8624 USD per semester during 12 months.
  • In-State

    6244 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 3122 USD per semester during 12 months.

Living costs for Indianapolis

1017 - 1926 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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