M.D., Ph.D. and M.D.-Ph.D. Programs

In the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology, graduate students and postdoctoral trainees prepare for careers in microbiological research, clinical practice, and therapeutic development, in a supportive and collaborative environment that encourages innovation.

Graduate Programs


Ph.D. Programs

  Ph.D. students in the Department study through Harvard University's Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, in one of the following programs:
    Division of Medical Sciences (DMS) Programs:

M.D. Programs

  M.D. students in the Department study either through Harvard Medical School's Pathways program or through the Health, Science and Technology program (a joint program between Harvard Medical School and MIT).
    MBIB Mentored Courses:  
    AISC612.0 - Microbiology and Infectious Diseases
    AISC608.0 - Immunology  

M.D.-Ph.D. Program

  Harvard Medical School's M.D-Ph.D Program combines the M.D. and Ph.D. courses of study.

Postdoctoral Training

The Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology provides excellent opportunities for postdoctoral training in a variety of areas including bacterial and viral pathogenesis, bacterial and viral genetics, immunology of infections, vaccines, and others.
Potential applicants are encouraged to contact individual faculty to learn about current opportunities in their specific fields of interest.
Funding for postdoctoral work in the Department of Microbiology and Immunobiology is in some cases available from departmental or medical school resources. In addition, potential applicants are strongly encouraged to seek out their own funding from federal and private sources.