Graduate Program in Immunology & Microbial Pathogenesis
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Applicants to the predoctoral program are expected to have a solid background in the biological sciences and chemistry; additional courses in microbiology and general biochemistry are suggested, but not required. Students must submit scores from the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and it is also recommended that an advanced subject test be taken. Three letters of recommendation are required. Applications for admission are submitted to the Jefferson Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Admission Office and are reviewed by the Program's Graduate Studies Committee. GRE scores, GPA, letters of recommendation, and the interview are all considered to be important criteria for admission. Applicants should have a demonstrated aptitude for and dedication to a career in research, as evidenced by initiatives taken in college, summer research internships, and/or post-baccalaureate experience.