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Pathology & Immunology

Houston, Texas

Pathology and Immunology
Pathology & Immunology
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How to Apply to the Ph.D. Program

downtown houston
Our students enjoy:

  • Competitive stipend - $29,000
  • Optional student teaching
  • Guaranteed tuition scholarship/waiver - $11,000
  • Health insurance, optional dental insurance
  • Completion of required coursework within one year
  • State-of-the-art facilities
  • Well-funded research programs in all areas of immunology
  • Collaborative research environment with internationally recognized research faculty to supervise thesis research
  • Houston's low cost of living

Program Activities

Graduate Program Retreat: Each year the fourth year class organizes a retreat. Faculty, postdoctoral fellows and students present talks or posters at this event. Departmental awards are presented for posters and platform presentations.

Immunology Seminar Series: Outstanding scientists from around the world present a lecture and meet with students for lunch and discussion.

Faculty Seminars: Immunology faculty present their current research in a monthly seminar series.

Student Seminars Series: Graduate students present their research at bi-weekly luncheon seminars.

Journal Club: Each week, current articles on topics in immunology are presented by students and discussed in Journal Club

Faculty Chalk Talks: Incoming students are introduced to faculty research interests when faculty members give brief overview of their research interests and current projects in their labs

Application Process

Application deadline is Jan. 1 for August admission.

  • Complete free online application.

    Online application form

  • Write a personal statement and research statement.
  • Request official transcript(s) A GPA of 3.0 or higher is recommended.
  • Request three letters of recommendation including one from your current research mentor.
  • Official GRE scores (no more than three years old.) General Test is required. Subject Test is strongly recommended.
  • Official TOEFL scores are required for foreign applicants who attended a non-English speaking university. Scores must not be more than two years old.

Interview Process

  • Applications are evaluated and ranked by a faculty-student committee.
  • Selected applicants (12-14) are invited for an expense paid interview and visit.
  • The interview weekend for August admission is held between mid February and mid March.

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