Program Overview and Admissions

Program OverviewITP

The Immunology Training Program is for Ph.D. and M.D./Ph.D. candidates who are enrolled at the Graduate School of Medical Sciences in either the Department of Microbiology or Department of Pathology.  In addition to course work, students also must complete laboratory rotations, participate in seminars and journal clubs, pass a qualifying examination, and successfully defend a dissertation based on original laboratory research.

Features of the Program

  • Faculty Collaborators in PeerReviewed Journal Publications

    Faculty Collaborators in PeerReviewed Journal Publications

    Literature based curriculum, prominent guest speakers, spirited journal club, and extensive hands-on laboratory training.

  • Learn in a highly collaborative environment to build professional relationships for the future.
  • Small class size and extensive faculty interaction provide students with the opportunity to customize their training according to their specific  scientific interests.  Students may choose any of the ITP faculty, independent of department affiliation, for their research training.
  • All Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. students who are admitted to the program  are automatically considered eligible for full financial aid. Financial aid consists of a stipend, tuition, activity fees and health insurance.  For the 2014/2015 academic year, the stipend will be $30,500 for entering students, and $31,500 for students who have passed their qualifying exams.

For more information on all of these program features, please visit here.

Admissions to the Immunology Training Program

Students enter the Immunology Training Program via the umbrella Ph.D. graduate program, Program in Biomedical Sciences (PiBS).  After a year of interdisciplinary training, students then choose to join a specific department.  Information about applying can be found here:

Still have questions?

Further inquiries can be addressed to the following:

Program Administrator, Dan Stultz, dstultz@bu.edu

Primary teaching affiliate
of BU School of Medicine