Graduate Studies

Our aim is to create a strong academic environment where graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can develop into independent investigators through sound basic research. Close to 90 Microbiology and Immunology graduate students are enrolled in the Department, working to further expand current scientific knowledge in the fields of cellular and molecular immunology, microbial physiology and genetics, molecular biology of viruses, and medical microbiology. We also foster close ties with hospitals and research centres across Montreal to favour multidisciplinary research.

Prospective Students

Interested in studying at the Microbiology & Immunology Department? Visit our admission website to find out how to apply.

Graduate Students

For detailed description of courses, program requirements and thesis preparation and submission, consult our Handbooks.

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We are committed to providing an inclusive environment where all feel welcomed, respected and safe. As members of the McGill Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, this is at the heart of who we are and what we do.

Fund Your Studies

Different funding opportunities are available to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows.

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Department's First-Ever Female Chair

In October 2022, Professor Samantha Gruenheid made history at McGill as the the first female to hold the position of Chair of the Department of Microbiology & Immunology.

Graduate Supervision

Learn about the roles and responsibilities of supervisors and supervisees.  

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Our People

Browse our directory of faculty, administrative staff, research associates, and more

Resources & Services

Resources and opportunities are available to develop teaching and pedagogical skills.

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Land acknowledgement

McGill University is on land which has long served as a site of meeting and exchange amongst Indigenous peoples, including the Haudenosaunee and Anishinabeg nations. We acknowledge and thank the diverse Indigenous peoples whose presence marks this territory on which peoples of the world now gather.

Learn about the Indigenous Health Professions Program (IHPP)

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