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Microbiology and Immunology (PhD)

Program Description

The Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.) in Microbiology and Immunology offered by the Department of Microbiology & Immunology in the Faculty of Medicine & Health Sciences is a research-intensive program that emphasizes cutting-edge and experiential learning opportunities. The program's objective is to equip students with skills in original thinking, knowledge synthesis, and academic writing to pursue professional opportunities in academia or industry.

Unique Program Features

  • The program provides students with unique opportunities to learn experimental designs and fundamental research techniques, and objectively synthesize information from scientific literature;
  • Students benefit from state-of-the-art training, with an emphasis on molecular aspects of virology, immunology, and microbial genetics/physiology. The goal of which is to create a self-propelled researcher, proficient in experimental designs and advanced methodologies applicable to the varied and rapidly changing disciplines in microbiology and immunology;
  • The Department fosters close ties with hospitals and research centres across Montreal to promote multidisciplinary research. As such, the Department excels in the following research areas: molecular microbiology, mycology, microbial physiology, virology, genetics, immunology, drug design, and aspects of host–parasite relationships;
  • Graduates typically pursue their careers in universities, research institutes, various government agencies as well as in the private sector;

University-Level Admission Requirements

  • An eligible Bachelor's degree with a minimum 3.0 GPA out of a possible 4.0 GPA
  • English-language proficiency

Each program has specific admission requirements including required application documents. Please visit the program website for more details.

Visit our Educational credentials and grade equivalencies and English language proficiency webpages for additional information.

Program Website

PhD in Microbiology & Immunology website

Department Contact

Graduate Program grad.microimm [at] (subject: PhD%20in%20Microbiology%20%26%20Immunology) (email)

Available Intakes




Application Deadlines

Intake Applications Open Application Deadline - International Application Deadline - Domestic (Canadian, Permanent Resident of Canada)
FALL September 15 January 15 June 13
WINTER February 15 August 1 November 10
SUMMER May 15 October 1 April 1

Note: Application deadlines are subject to change without notice. Please check the application portal for the most up-to-date information.

Application Resources

Application Workshops

Consult our full list of our virtual application-focused workshops on the Events webpage.

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