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The recruitment, retention, and support of students from underrepresented backgrounds is central to the Graduate School's mission. We strive to develop and promote efforts to improve diversity, equity, and inclusion campus-wide. Application fee waivers are offered to eligible applicants.
Our program seeks to invest in students with high potential to thrive in a stimulating, research-oriented, graduate training Program. Students will require scholarly skills and rely on their educational background upon entering Graduate School and will require a positive mindset, maturity, motivation, and grit to fully navigate the Training Program. Immunology students should be committed to furthering Immunology-related research and have a strong desire to develop skills that will make them competitive and successful in a career in academic, government, or private sectors.
We are committed to providing equitable access to learning opportunities for all students, including those with disabilities (e.g., mental health, attentional, learning, chronic health, sensory, or physical) who meet the technical standards of the program, with or without reasonable accommodations.
If you are an applicant with a disability who would like to engage in a confidential consultation about disability access at CU Anschutz, or who requires accommodations to complete the application or interview process, please contact The Office of Disability, Access & Inclusion.
Who should apply? | Applicants with proven scientific ability, indicated through performance in a college level science program and/or in a research laboratory. Prior research laboratory experience ensures that students have basic skills and are familiar with the laboratory research environment. We strongly encourage applications from qualified underrepresented minorities. The Program and members of our training faculty have a strong commitment to inclusivity and a solid history of success in training minority and other under-represented student populations.
Application Evaluation | Admission is based on an evaluation by a Graduate Admissions Committee comprised of Immunology Program faculty. Review begins in early December. In deciding on candidates to interview the Admissions Committee weighs many factors, including the applicant's undergraduate scholastic record, prior performance in laboratory research, letters of recommendation, and statement of purpose. GRE scores are no longer required for admissions.
Interviews | Top candidates will be selected for a personal interview, which will occur in January. Out of state applicants arrive in Denver on Sunday before the interview and stay in Denver through Tuesday night. The Program covers travel and accommodation expenses. During the interview process, candidates will meet with a number of faculty, who will discuss their current research and the student’s research experience and qualifications. Candidates will thus discuss their research and academic accomplishments, their interests in Immunology. They will also have ample opportunity to have their questions about the program, training faculty, and environment answered. During the interviews, applicants will also interact with and get to know a number of graduate students currently in the program.
Admission | After interviews, the Admissions committee will convene to discuss the interviewed candidates and make recommendations regarding offers of admission to the Graduate School. Decisions for offers of admission will weigh factors above, input from faculty who interviewed and evaluated the candidate, input from current graduate students, and any other available information.
There are 3 ways to enter the Immunology Program:
Applications will open September 1, and all application and supplemental materials are due no later than December 1. Applications received after December 1 may not be considered.
To apply for admission applicants must submit the following:
Electronic Transcripts should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Mail a physical copy to:
University of Colorado Denver
Campus Box 163
PO Box 173364
1380 Lawrence Street Suite 1250
Denver, CO 80205-3364
Questions should be directed to:
Michele Parsons, Program Administrator
Office Phone: (303)724-0107
PRIORITY DEADLINE FOR INTERNATIONAL APPLICANTS IS NOVEMBER 1.
Applications submitted between November 1 and December 1 may only be considered if complete.
International students must meet ALL of the requirements above and those required by International Admissions.
Visit International Admissions for more information.