Resources for Current Students

Welcome to Stanford University! We are excited that you have chosen Stanford University’s PhD Program in Immunology for your PhD studies. 

The section below provides links to resources necessary for your training and outlines the Immunology PhD curriculum.

Immunology Graduate Handbook

A general reference for all students of the Immunology PhD Program at Stanford, regarding the program rules and requirements as well as curriculum requirements.  Also included is a directory of current students, tips on how to choose rotations and a thesis lab, as well as how to prepare for qualifying exam.  First years are recommended to be completely familiar with the material presented in this handbook before starting their first quarter at Stanford.


Immunology PhD candidates must complete 135 units of graduate course work and research. In addition to courses, students must also complete at least three lab rotations, pass qualifying exams, present at the annual Stanford Immunology retreat, and serve as teaching assistants to two immunology courses. Further details for program requirements can be found on the Curriculum page and in the program training timeline document below.

For All Years

Course Enrollment Change Petition - submit via eForms Platform

Course Withdrawal After the Deadline Request - submit via eForms platform

For First-Year Students

For Second-Year Students

For Third- to Fourth-Year Students

For Senior Students