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Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis  Doctoral

Overview

What is Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis at WVU like?

Description

The PhD in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis will prepare students from diverse backgrounds to serve as professionals that are knowledgeable about the immune system of humans and other mammals, how the immune system functions and the consequences of its malfunction on the health of the host.

Knowledge of the immune system will be fully integrated with an excellent understanding of the diversity of microorganisms that cause disease in humans and other mammals and mechanisms of disease pathogenesis.

Graduates will possess the laboratory skills and knowledge needed to assess the functional status of the immune system and to assess the mechanism used by microbial agents to cause disease in mammals. Graduates will be qualified to pursue several professional career paths in private industry, state and federal government, and academic institutions.

Application Deadlines

Each graduate program sets their own term of admission and application deadline. Applicants can only apply for admission for the term displayed below. Any questions regarding the application deadline should be directed to the graduate program representative.

Fall: December 15

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Requirements

What are the requirements to apply for Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis at WVU?

University Requirements

To be eligible for admission into a graduate program at WVU an applicant must submit official, bachelors degree transcripts from a regionally accredited institution and hold a GPA of at least 2.75.

WVU operates decentralized admissions. Decentralized admissions allows each graduate program to set its own application requirements in addition to the University requirements.

Program Requirements

To be eligible for admission into the Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis graduate program an applicant must submit the following documentation:

  • Letters of Recommendation - Three
  • Résumé /CV
  • Statement of Purpose

Additional application considerations:

  • Statement of purpose:

The statement of purpose should highlight your scientific interests, research experiences that informed these interests, your motivation for continuing your education and for choosing the Biomedical Sciences graduate programs at West Virginia University, and potential career goals. Applications without personal statements will not be reviewed. The statement of purpose is uploaded in the graduate application.

Scientific Interests

  • Describe how past experiences have motivated you to choose a career in science

Research For each previous experience describe:

  • The scientific question
  • Your role
  • Results and conclusions
  • Length of the experience

Career Goals

  • How does obtaining a PhD support your goals?
  • Describe role models or mentors that assisted in the discussion.

Additional experiences/information

  • Significant service and leadership activities
  • Accomplishments and awards
  • Overcoming past problems or obstacles
  • Be sure to explain gaps in your resume

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