Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease Graduate Program

The Department of Pathology and Microbiology at the University of Nebraska Medical Center hosts the Immunology, Pathology & Infectious Disease (IPID) Graduate Program, which is part of Integrated Graduate Program in Biomedical science (IGPBS).  The IPID Program offers opportunities for graduate study in a wide range of contemporary areas of pathology and microbiology, including bacteriology, immunology, virology, cell biology, and molecular biology. We offer exceptional training leading to a M.S., Ph.D., or combined M.D./Ph.D. degree.

PH.D. PROGRAM in IMMUNOLOGY, PATHOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The Ph.D. program is designed to provide comprehensive knowledge of basic principles of immunology, bacteriology, virology and molecular basis of disease processes, including the research and training experience required to pursue successful independent research in academic or industrial arenas. Ph.D. program applicants will apply to Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in Biomedical Sciences program (IGPBS). Applicants will then have an option to apply to multiple IGPBS doctoral programs as an 'undeclared' applicant or directly to IPID program as a 'declared' or a single program applicant.

COMBINED M.D./PH.D. PROGRAM
The M.D./Ph.D. Scholars Program is designed to prepare a select group of outstanding students for careers in academic medicine and research. 

M.S. PROGRAM in IMMUNOLOGY, PATHOLOGY & INFECTIOUS DISEASE
The M.S. program is designed to provide a strong background in pathobiology, microbiology and other basic sciences, thereby enhancing the student's preparation for further career advancement. Prospective students must apply online for admission through the University of nebraska Medical Center Graduate Studies Office.

M.S. with CLINICAL LABORATORY SCIENCE TRACK (NON-THESIS)
This MS program is intended for practicing, certified (preferred) or certification eligible [MLS(ASCP) or MT( ASCP)] clinical laboratory science professional interested in advancing their knowledge and skills in medical laboratory sciences. This program curriculum focuses on advanced clinical laboratory scientific principles and processes, management applications and communication skills, educational best practices, and research methods and practices within the clinical laboratory. In addition to required core courses, the program is individually structured to allow for concentrated areas of study including clinical chemistry, flow cytometry, immunohematology, microbiology, and molecular diagnostics. This degree track is completed on campus on a full or part-time basis.  Prospective students must apply online for admission through the University of Nebraska Medical Center Graduate Studies Office.