Graduate students enter the Department of Microbiology-Immunology through the following graduate programs:
- Walter S. and Lucienne Driskill Graduate Program in Life Sciences (DGP)
In this PhD program, students conduct three research rotations, then select a thesis laboratory. Specialized tracks are available to obtain a dual-degree with a Masters of Public Health or to focus on biomedical informatics.
- Interdepartmental Neuroscience Program (NUIN)
The NUIN program provides PhD training that focuses on neuroscience. Students from NUIN that select thesis labs in Microbiology-Immunology typically conduct research in neuroimmunology or neurovirology.
- Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP)
MD/PhD training is conducted through Northwestern's MSTP program, with a number of MSTP students selecting department laboratories for their PhD research.