The Immunology Home Program is one of fourteen Biosciences PhD programs at the School of Medicine. We welcome applications from students with a variety of scientific backgrounds and believe that diversity of previous experience enriches our multidisciplinary environment. Learn more about our program here.

The PhD Program in Immunology, founded in 1988, is one of fourteen Stanford Biosciences programs. The goal of the PhD Program in Immunology is to provide outstanding training and education for obtaining the PhD degree in Immunology and to develop young investigators who will carry out innovative research in the field. Our 61 students benefit greatly from the long tradition of collaboration among the immunology laboratories, with an emphasis on the application of cutting edge approaches to problems in cellular, molecular, computational, and clinical immunology. Immunology faculty members are leaders in their respective areas of research, and often incorporate bench to bedside approaches. Our PhD core coursework requirements plus strong electives in related disciplines provide an integrated curriculum that spans basic and clinical immunology. Students can choose from either the Molecular, Cellular, and Translational Immunology (MCTI) track or the Computational and Systems Immunology (CSI – founded in 2011) track. Graduate students in immunology actively participate in seminars, journal clubs, and the annual Stanford Immunology Scientific Conference at Asilomar. Students have access to state-of-the-art research facilities in the immunology laboratories, located in various departments in the School of Medicine, the Department of Biological Sciences, and the Palo Alto Veteran's Administration Medical Center.

Before You Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Stanford Biosciences Ph.D. Programs. The application for the Autumn 2021-22 will open in September 2020. For information about our admissions process, our faculty, and Stanford University, please visits the following websites:

How to Apply

Thank you for your interest in the Stanford PhD programs. The Stanford Biosciences PhD Programs only accepts applications to their programs once per year for Autumn quarter entry only. The application deadline for the Autumn 2021-22 is Tuesday, December 1, 2020 at 11:59:59 pm (PST).  All application materials, including letters of recommendation, must be submitted by the deadline. Late applications will not be accepted.

The next application period will open up during the Fall 2021. For Stanford Biosciences PhD Admissions inquiries, please email or visit our How to Apply page for more information.

The Stanford Biosciences Home Programs comprise nine departments and five interdisciplinary programs, which span the School of Medicine and the School of Humanities and Sciences. 

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Admissions 2020


The Immunology Program welcomed applicants with a variety of scientific backgrounds and a diversity of experience. 

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