A core mission of the Department of Immunobiology is the training of the next generation of scientists. The department offers excellent and rigorous training in both immunology and microbiology that teaches the principles of host-pathogen interactions in health and disease. Trainees at all levels, including undergraduate students, graduate students, and post-doctoral fellows, benefit from an inspiring and stimulating learning atmosphere that emphasizes personal interactions with the faculty of the department. The overall goal of our training program is to provide a solid and comprehensive foundation that positions our trainees for very successful future careers in academic, biotech, and pharmaceutical research.

Microbiology and Immunity Graduate Certificate Program

This certificate program is intended to educate students at the graduate level in the biological and medical sciences. The focus will be on advanced education in basic and clinical research in the fields of microbiology and immunology. The MIGC program is open to candidates who have a Bachelor’s Degree.

"The certificate program was an excellent transition into graduate programs from an undergraduate program as it allowed me to test the waters per se. Additionally it allowed me to start up conversations with professors about a future in research and academia." - Certificate Graduate

Medical Microbiology and Immunology Professional Science Masters

The primary objective of the Medical Microbiology and Immunology (MMI) track, one of five sub-plans of the PSM Applied Biosciences GIDP, is to instruct and prepare students for an occupation in the diverse field of biomedical sciences. The focus in the MMI track is training students to attain a graduate level biomedical education with an emphasis on medical microbiology, immunology, and virology.