Prerequisites

Because a variety of different backgrounds may contribute to a successful research career, the requirements for admission to the UW Immunology Ph.D. program are flexible. 

Once admitted and enrolled, UW Immunology graduate students are required to earn their doctoral degree within seven years. They must complete departmental as well as UW Graduate School requirements in order to earn a Ph.D. degree.

Admission Requirements

Flexible requirements characterize the UW Immunology graduate program. However, most successful applicants will have completed survey courses in biology, chemistry, and physics; one year of organic chemistry; and mathematics through integral calculus. Prior exposure to immunology through formal coursework, and especially through laboratory research, is desirable. Evidence of superior scholarship is required as is above-average performance on the GRE General Test. A GRE subject test is not required.

Key Deadlines & Details

Annual enrollment only during Autumn Quarter (late September) 

US Citizens, Permanent Residents, and International Application Deadline: December 7, annually

Online application and online supporting documentation only – please do not mail hard copies

For International applicants only:

Application Completion

US Citizens and US Permanent Residents: An application is not complete unless all of the items listed in the application process steps are received by the specified deadline, as well as: 

  • ETS officially reporting your GRE scores to Institution Code 4854 by December 7
  • Three separate letters of recommendation have been uploaded by your letter writers to the online application by December 7 

 

International Applicants:The deadline for international applications is December 7.  All application material must be submitted by this date, including:

  • ETS officially reporting your GRE scores to Institution Code 4854 by December 7
  • ETS officially reporting your TOEFL scores to Institution Code 4854 by December 7 (International applicants only)
  • Three separate letters of recommendation have been uploaded by your letter writers to the online application by December 7