Loyola University Chicago

Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

Microbiology and Immunology


Loyola University Chicago Health Sciences Campus

6525 North Sheridan Road

Maywood, IL 60153

United States





Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D.-Microbiology and Immunology, M.S.-Microbiology and Immunology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

This program provides a thorough scholastic knowledge of modern microbiology and immunology and emphasizes the skills and attitudes needed to perform effective scientific research. The thrust of the program is to prepare students for careers in research and teaching in microbiology, virology, immunology, and molecular biology. Major areas of research emphasis are molecular and cellular immunology, neuroimmunology, cancer immunology, immunodermatology, mucosal immunology, viral immunology, molecular biology, genetics, pathogenic and diagnostic microbiology, molecular virology, viral pathogenesis, microbial genetics, and microbial physiology. The program includes formal course work, part-time teaching, written and oral examinations, independent research, and a dissertation. As part of the program’s emphasis on research, students are expected to undertake independent, original experiments culminating in a new and significant contribution to scientific knowledge. Research is supported by close collaboration with members of the graduate faculty.


North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission

Facts & Figures

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Large City

Size & Settings: 10,000-19,999

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