​Program of Study

Required courses:  There are three required courses that must be completed with a grade of B or better.

Bio 5053 Immunobiology I (4 credits): Fall of 1st year
Bio 5054 Immunobiology II (4 credits): Spring of 1st year
Bio 5272 Advanced Topics in Immunology (2 credits): Fall of 2nd year
 
Other Recommended courses:
 
Bio 5068 Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology (4 credits):  Fall
 
Electives:  In addition to the four required courses, students must complete 2-3 additional elective courses, with a grade of B or better, for a total of no less than 5 credits.
 
Bio 5068 Fundamentals of Molecular Cell Biology (4 credits):  Fall
Bio 5392 Molecular Microbiology & Pathogenesis (3 credits):  Spring
Bio 5014 Biotech Industry Innovators (3 credits):  Spring
Bio 548 Nucleic Acids & Protein Biosynthesis (3 credits):  Fall
Bio 5312 Macromolecular Interactions (3 credits):  Spring
Bio 5326 Systems Cell and Molecular Biology (3 credits):  Spring
Bio 5352 Developmental Biology (3 credits):  Spring
Bio 5426 ID Gateway:  Translational and Public Health Aspects of Basic Infectious Disease Research (2 credits):  Spring
Bio 5217 Special Topics in Microbiology (2 credits):  Fall
Bio 5191 Pathobiology of Human Disease States (2 credits):  Fall - limited enrollment; must apply to Markey Pathway
 
By the end of the second year, most students will have completed their formal course work and their qualifying examination for admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree. Students then spend most of their time working on their chosen thesis-research problem in the laboratory.
 
 
M.D./Ph.D. Students:
 
During their first year in the immunology graduate program (third year MSTP) M.D./Ph.D. students will take two courses:
 
Bio 5053 and Bio 5272 concurrently in the fall
 
By the end of the first year in the program (third year MSTP), most M.D./Ph.D. students will have completed their formal course work and their qualifying examination for admission to candidacy for the doctoral degree.

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