Ph.D. On Campus

Microbiology and Immunology

Drexel University

60 months
13232 USD/year
13232 USD/year
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The multidisciplinary Microbiology and Immunology program of Drexel University offers education and training leading to the MS and PhD degrees. The faculty in this program have diverse research interests ranging from the cellular and molecular pathogenesis of infectious agents to the effect of aging on the immune function.


In the first year of the Microbiology and Immunology program of Drexel University, students spend most of their time completing required courses in the core curriculum and completing the research laboratory rotation requirements.

Research in Microbiology & Immunology

The Graduate Program in Microbiology & Immunology provides a stimulating environment for our graduate students as they prepare to play leading roles in academic, government, pharmaceutical or biotech research, and in international health organizations. New approaches to the study of basic and applied aspects of microbiological and immunological research have opened new avenues in the study of infectious disease and host defense. Students in the Graduate Program are using these approaches to study microbial pathogenesis and genomics, autoimmune disease, malaria, viral infection and pathogenesis and vaccine development.

The Graduate Program provides interactive broad-based education and research training. Our students receive comprehensive instruction in molecular and cell biology, biochemistry, microbiology and immunology, as well as in-depth training in their chosen area of research. Our MS, PhD and MD/PhD students train in the laboratories of participating faculty in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology, Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Department of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology & Physiology or with affiliate faculty at the Fox Chase Cancer Center, the Baruch S. Blumberg Institute or the Lenkanau Institute for Medical Research.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Responsible Conduct of Research

  • Biostatistics

  • Learn Early and Practice

  • Molecular Structure and Metabolism 

  • Cells to Systems  

  • Thesis Defense  

  •   Microbiology and Immunology Journal Club

  • Microbiology and Immunology 1st Rotation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 60 months

Start dates & application deadlines


132 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

GPA admission requirements GPA
GRE admission requirements GRE®

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Graduate Admission Application
  • Official transcripts must be sent directly to Drexel from all the colleges/universities that you have attended. 
  • Standardized Test Scores
  • Essay/Personal Statement
  • Résumé
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • Math Science GPA Calculation Form

Tuition Fee

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Living costs for Philadelphia

1313 - 2284 USD /month
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The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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