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O que eu aprenderei?

This doctoral program provides state-of-the-art training in immunological research. Students gain in-depth understanding of the functions and interactions of all components of the immune system, including infections such as pseudomonas aeruginosa, Lyme disease and malaria, and diseases such as diabetes. Students participate in the Immunology Research Group (IRF). This group reflects the diversity and interdisciplinary of the field, connecting students in the program with members from science and clinical departments throughout the Cumming School of Medicine and other University of Calgary departments. The IRG's core themes are development and physiology of cells of the immune system, and immunological mechanisms in disease and the inflammatory process.

Outcomes and next steps

Pharmaceutical industry – researcher, project manager; academia, including post-doctoral research; government, clinical microbiology, consulting, public health.

A PhD in immunology is usually considered a final degree; many graduates pursue post-doctoral research.

Completion requirements


Topics include cellular immunology and inflammation, and one or more other courses relevant to the student's research proposal.

Research Ethics

Students are required to attend Research Integrity Day sessions in the first year of their program.


Students will complete both oral and written candidacy exams.


Students will regularly attend the Snyder Graduate Program Seminar Series.

Research proposal

Students must defend a written research proposal to their supervisory committee.


Students will be required to submit and defend an original research thesis.

De qual departamento farei parte?

Cumming School of Medicine

Opções de estudo


CAN $12,695 Program fee for first 12 months of study; International Continuing Fee: CAN $3,693; General fee 12 months of study: CAN $1,830
Data de início

Julho 2021


Cumming School of Medicine

Health Sciences Centre, Foothills Campus,

3330 Hospital Drive NW,


Alberta (AB),

T2N 4N1, Canada

Requisitos de admissão

Para estudantes do(s)/da Estados Unidos

English language Requirements: Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) score of 86 with no section less than 20 (Internet-based) or 560 (paper-based); International English Language Testing System (IELTS) score of 6.5 with no section less than 6.0 (Academic version); Michigan English Language Battery (MELAB) score of 80, or higher; Pearson Test of English (PTE) score of 59, or higher (Academic version).

Para estudantes internacionais

Minimum education

An MSc or equivalent. An undergraduate course in immunology.


A minimum of 3.3 GPA on a 4.0 point system, over the past two years of full-time study (a minimum of 10 full-course equivalents or 60 units) of the undergraduate degree.

English Language Requirements:

  • TOEFL score of 105 (Internet-based) or 600 (paper-based). Our institution code is 0813
  • IELTS score of 7.5 (Academic version)
  • MELAB score of 86, or higher
  • PTE score of 75, or higher (Academic version)

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