Master of Science in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis

The MS program in Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis at The Ohio State University will educate and prepare students in the areas of Immunology and Microbial Pathogenesis with a particular focus on becoming skilled at working and carrying out research within a laboratory-based setting.

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PhD in Immunology and Immunotherapeutics


By obtaining your PhD in Immunology and Immunotherapeutics at Ohio State, you’ll have the opportunity to join a rapidly growing immunology community and participate in leading-edge fundamental and translational immunology research in labs across the academic-medical center.


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Collaborative education opportunities

Faculty members of the Department of MI&I strive to develop and teach courses for individuals interested in the fields of microbiology and immunology. These graduate and undergraduate courses are offered through the Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (BSGP) and in collaboration with other departments such as Microbiology and Veterinary Biosciences, the Medical Scientist (MD/PhD) Training Program (MSTP), and the Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology (MCDB) Program.

MI&I faculty participate in leadership roles for a few of the BSGP research emphasis areas, serving as Faculty Liaisons:
Immunology: Purnima Dubey, PhD
Microbial Pathogenesis: Brian Ahmer, PhD and Jacob Yount, PhD
Neurological and Neuromuscular Disorders: Amy Lovett-Racke, PhD

With the integration of several Ohio State programs and departments, a student’s study of the subjects can be very comprehensive. They are given the opportunity to learn about microbiology and immunology through an interdisciplinary lens while finding out how these fields have affects living creatures other than human beings. Starting at the undergraduate level, medical students will also gain hands-on experience using scientific methods that drive the medicine, agriculture and biotechnology industries. If working toward building a comprehensive education, a student can choose to enroll in diverse classes.