Immunology and Immunotherapeutics Doctor of Philosophy

About us

The focus of the Immunology and Immunotherapeutics Graduate Program (I2GP) is to educate and train students in both fundamental and cutting-edge principles of immunology, as well as performing primary research in the field.

Within this broad area, students will have the option to engage in emphasis areas related to both basic and applied aspects of immunological research. These areas include but are not limited to:

  1. cellular & molecular immunology
  2. immunology of infectious diseases (host-pathogen interactions)
  3. translational immunology (immunotherapeutics and immuno-oncology, vaccine development)
  4. systems immunology

Research opportunities are available in labs housed within The Ohio State University College of Medicine, including those located in the Department of Microbial Infection and Immunity, the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-oncology, and numerous clinical divisions.

Graduates of this program will be prepared to contribute to rapidly growing fields, including basic molecular and cellular immunology research; or more applied areas, such as the development of vaccines, diagnostics and immunotherapeutic strategies that target cancer, autoimmunity and existing or emerging pathogens.

For more information, visit the I2GP website

Optional Practical Training (OPT)

International graduates of this major are approved by the Department of Homeland Security for three (3) years of work permission in the United States after graduation. Visit the Office of International Affairs website for more information.