University of Rochester

School of Medicine and Dentistry

Immunology, Microbiology and Virology


River Campus (mailing address): 500 Joseph C. Wilson Blvd., Rochester, NY 14627 River Campus (GPS/maps): 252 Elmwood Ave., Roche

Wilson Blvd

Rochester, NY 14642

United States



Program Information

Degrees Offered:

Ph.D. - Microbiology and Immunology

Format: Campus

Program Description:

The Department of Microbiology and Immunology offers a graduate program leading to the Master’s Degree in Microbiology. The goal of this program is to prepare students for scientific careers in many areas of microbiology and immunology.

Research training focuses on the major topics of the research faculty in the department: microbial pathogenesis, molecular genetics, microbial physiology, molecular virology, tumor immunology, cytokines and immune regulation. These research programs provide students with training in the latest experimental approaches in molecular and cellular biology applied to important problems in microbiology, virology and immunology. 

The Immunology, Microbiology, and Virology (IMV) Program is designed for students interested in obtaining a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology. As such, the program represents a group of faculty that may mentor a student pursuing thesis research toward the Microbiology & Immunology Ph.D. Students interested in a Ph.D. in Microbiology & Immunology should apply to the IMV Program for admission to graduate studies at the University of Rochester Medical Center.

We offer in-depth coursework and diverse research opportunities that focus on immunology, microbiology and virology.


The Middle States Commission on Higher Education, the New York State Board of Regents, and the Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs

International Student Requirements:

TOEFL or IELTS exam score

Facts & Figures

Financial Aid: Yes

International Financial Aid: Yes

# of Credits Required: 30

Classification: Doctoral/Research University—Extensive

Locale: Midsize City

Size & Settings: 6,000-9,999

Find Schools