Ph.D in Biomedical Science - Medical Microbiology & Immunology

FIRST TERM9 credits
Introduction to Biomedical Research 1
Current Problems and REsearch Approaches (CPRA) in:0
BMSP 6330Current Problems and Research Approaches in Proteins2
BMSP 6340Curr Prob Res App Genes/Genom2
BMSP 6360Current Problems and Research Approaches in Cell Membranes2
BMSP 6380Methods in Biomedical Sciences2
BMSP 6390Mentored Research1
SECOND TERM9 credits
BMSP 6350Cell Biology & Signaling3
BMSP 6470System Pathophysiology4
BMSP 6390Mentored Research1
MMIM 6030Current Topics in MMI1
All students must pass MMIM '100 Question Exam' by June 30th of their 1st year.
THIRD TERM6 credits
BMSP 7320Statistical Methods I3
INDI 6020On Being a Scientist1
MMIM 6890Research in MMI2
FOURTH TERM9 credits
MMIM 8020Advanced Immunology1
MMIM 8030Current Topics in MMI1
MMIM 6890Research in MMI7
All students must pass Qualifying Exam by end of fall semester (December) of their 2nd year
FIFTH TERM9 credits
MMIM 8040Advanced Microbiology1
MMIM 8030Current Topics in MMI1
MMIM 9990Dissertation Research in MMI7
SIXTH TERM6 credits
MMIM 9990Dissertation Research in MMI6
SEVENTH TERM9 credits
MMIM 8030Current Topics in MMI1
MMIM 9990Dissertation Research in MMI8
EIGHTH TERM9 credits
MMIM 9990Dissertation Research in MMI8
MMIM 8030Current Topics in MMI1
NINTH TERM6 credits
MMIM 9990Dissertation Research in MMI6

1 Required.

Third Year and Above: (Student Seminar/Current Topics in MMI required in fall and spring semesters)

PhD Program Students: Year 5 and above

Fall, Spring and Summer
MMIM 8030Current Topics in MMI (Fall and Spring only)1
MMIM 9990Dissertation Research in MMI (Summer only)1

All PhD students must pass their Qualifying Exam by the end of the Fall semester (December) of the 2nd year. Before passing the Qualifying Exam, Ph.D. students should conduct research by registering for ‘Research in MMI’ (Satisfactory/Unsatisfactory; MMIM6890). After passing the Qualifying Exam, Ph.D. students should conduct their research by registering for Dissertation Research in MMI (MMIM9990).

The minimum number of credits required to obtain a Ph.D. is 90, with a minimum of 25 credits of didactic coursework (letter grade), and a minimum of 30 credits of dissertation research. The remainder of the credits are approved electives and research in the Medical Microbiology and Immunology track.

All Ph.D. students are required to register for Current Topics in MMIM (MMIM8030) during all fall and spring semesters while they are enrolled as a student. When a student’s graduate advisory committee approves that he/she may begin writing their dissertation, that student then may be exempt from registering for Current Topics in MMIM.