Ph.D. On Campus

Biomedical Sciences - Microbiology and Immunology

University of Miami

60 months
2030 USD/credit 73080 USD/year
2030 USD/credit 73080 USD/year
Tuition fee
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We are focused in the Biomedical Sciences - Microbiology and Immunology programme at the University of Miami on pathogenic bacteria, viruses, and immunology. Our main research themes also focus on developing more effective cancer immunotherapy, an HIV vaccine, creating antigen-specific immune tolerance and overcoming the antibiotic resistance of bacteria.


Key facts:

  • Active research in immunology includes the areas of cytotoxicity, programmed cell death, cytokine receptor signaling, clinical and experimental bone marrow transplantation, stem cell biology, gene therapy for cancer treatment, antigen recognition, cell differentiation and communication, aging of the immune system, interleukins, genetic control of immunoglobulin production, gene activation and evolution of the immune response. Research in other areas includes molecular biology of virus-host interaction in both animal and human systems, control and regulation of bacterial pathogenesis, selective tumor chemotherapy and radiation therapy and therapy of parasitic infections.
  • We actively collaborate with the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center and the Diabetes Research Institute. These interactions help to foster translating our discoveries in the laboratory to directly benefitting patients with cancer and type 1 diabetes. Our efforts to translate our discoveries to the clinic are also shown in our large portfolio of licensing agreements and start-up companies.
  • The Biomedical Sciences - Microbiology and Immunology programme is offered at the University of Miami.

Programme Structure

Key Areas of Research:
  • Antibiotic Resistance of Bacteria
  • Antigen-specific Immune Tolerance
  • Cancer Immunotherapy
  • Cellular & Molecular Immunology
  • HIV / AIDS
  • Microbial Genetics
  • Pathogenic Bacteriology
  • Virology

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


180 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®
3.5 (analytical)

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Applicants to biomedical programs should have a bachelor degree in a biological or related discipline (e.g., psychology, chemistry, engineering, physics)
  • Excellent academic record
  • Competitive GRE exam scores
  • Research experience in a laboratory setting
  • Publications of abstract and / or papers
  • Co-authorship in a peer-reviewed journal is recommended
  • Strong letters of recommendation from research scientists who know the candidate well
  • Motivation to pursue state-of-the-art biomedical research
  • Online Application
  • Application Fee
  • Official Academic Transcripts
  • GRE General Test
  • English Proficiency Exam (non-native speakers)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume / CV

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    73080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 60 months.
  • National

    73080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 2030 USD per credit during 60 months.

Living costs for Miami

1508 - 2603 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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