Department of Microbiology & Immunology

Columbia University in the City of New York

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The Coordinated Doctoral Program in Basic Sciences
The Microbiology, Immunology and Infection doctoral program of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology is one of the specialized research and training areas within the Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies of the Coordinated Doctoral Program in Biomedical Sciences at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).

Upon acceptance to an individual Ph.D. program (your "home program"), you will become part of the Coordinated Doctoral Program and a welcome member of the exciting and highly interactive research community of faculty, students, and postdoctoral fellows at CUMC.

The Coordinated Doctoral Program gives you the choice of doing at least one of your first year research rotations in the laboratory of any basic science training faculty outside your home program. While you will very likely choose a laboratory in your home program for your Ph.D. research, the Coordinated Doctoral Program makes it possible for you to arrange to work with a mentor in any basic science Ph.D. program. The Program has also established new initiatives to expand course options and maximize interactions of the already vibrant graduate student community here at CUMC.

As a student in the Coordinated Doctoral Program, you will be given full support for required tuition, student health services, and medical insurance. You will also receive a competitive stipend for your personal use. The stipend begins at registration and continues throughout the period of graduate study.

More information on the Coordinated Doctoral Program, and on Ph.D. programs at Columbia University Medical Center, can be found at the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences. If you have questions specific to the Microbiology, Immunology and Infection doctoral program, you may contact our Admissions Committee by email at Our Director of Graduate Studies is Dr. Lorraine Symington. Applications to the program should be made online. When applying, select the term you are applying for, Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) as the degree, Integrated Program in Cellular, Molecular and Biomedical Studies as the program, and Microbiology, Immunology and Infection as the specialization.

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