How to apply

Applicants to the PhD in Immunology and Immunotherapeutics program will need to submit: 

  • Statement of purpose (why is the student applying to the program?)
  • 1- to 2-page written description of research experiences and interests
  • Official transcripts
  • Three letters of recommendation
  • TOEFL or equivalent (international applicants)
  • GRE scores are not required

The priority deadline is December 1st, the final deadline is February 1st

Have questions? Email Program Director, Ken Oestreich.

After you apply

Interviews will take place In the months following the application deadline, with the final decisions generally rendered by April. Six students will be accepted each cohort. 

Ohio State’s commitment to diversity and inclusion

The PhD of Immunology and Immunotherapeutics program strives to recruit a diverse student body to allow for collaboration with learners from different cultures and experiences, to broaden perspectives and create space for new ideas. Through a diverse learning environment, you and your peers will learn from each other’s knowledge, experiences and perspectives to drive your own growth. The Ohio State University’s Office for Diversity and Inclusion is committed to enhancing the recruitment, admission and retention of students from underrepresented groups. This office currently offers professional and personal guidance, career development and networking and mentorship opportunities throughout Ohio State’s affiliations. 


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