Immunology Admissions

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Students seeking admission to the Immunology Graduate Program apply to the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences.

The Immunology program is committed to diversity and encourages applications from individuals with diverse backgrounds and experiences that will enrich the mix of students on our campus. These include individuals determined by NIH as being under-represented in biomedical sciences, including individuals with disabilities. GSBS offers a full range of services to support its students.

The application process is completed on-line. Details about the application process and important deadlines for applicants can be found on the GSBS admissions page.

For Immunology Program specific information and questions, please email Steve Bunnell, Immunology Admissions Director.

GSBS students typically receive financial aid that includes full tuition remission, a student stipend and HMO-based health insurance.

Preparation for the Immunology Program

Prospective applicants are required to have completed a minimum of one year of college-level biology, at least one year of college-level mathematics, and general and organic chemistry. Although not required, successful completion of courses in biochemistry, cell biology and genetics are assets for graduate biomedical study. Most of our current students majored in a biological science during their undergraduate years.

The GRE is not required and, if scores are submitted, they will not be considered in the Admissions process.

Selection Criteria

Typical highly competitive applicants have GPAs of at least 3.4 (based on a 4.0 system) and have engaged in significant laboratory research during or following their undergraduate education. Following review of submitted applications, competitive candidates are invited to visit Tufts and meet with students and faculty.