Research course

Infection, Inflammation and Immunity Ph.D. program

University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio · University of Texas Health Science Center - San Antonio

Entry requirements

Completion of a Bachelor's or Master’s degree from an accredited college or university in the United States or an equivalent degree from another institution. Completion of two years of undergraduate biology, one year each of inorganic chemistry, organic chemistry, physics, and at least one semester of calculus. Overall GPA of 3.0 (on a 4.0 scale).

Months of entry


Course content

The Infection, Inflammation and Immunity (Triple I) discipline seeks to advance knowledge in the areas of immunology and host-pathogen interactions, promote development of new vaccines and therapies of the future, and train the next generation of scientists to continue these critical efforts.

Students in the Triple I discipline are provided with opportunities to develop critical skills of writing, speaking, teaching and ethical conduct that will bolster success and leadership in academic, industry and governmental careers.

In addition to working with renowned faculty, students also participate weekly in journal clubs, attend seminars by visiting scientists, and have the opportunity to attend local, regional, national and international scientific conferences.

Department specialisms

The program brings together faculty with interests in microbiology, immunology, host-pathogen interactions, biology of vaccines, autoimmunity and cancer immunology.

Information for international students

The minimum required score for the TOEFL is 68 for iBT. The minimum score for the academic version of the IELTS test is 6.5. Scores for either test must have been taken within two years of applying for admission.

Fees and funding

Students receive a stipend of $26,000. Tuition, fees, and basic student health insurance are covered by the program. Typically tuition is covered by the program in the first year and by faculty mentor or other grant sources thereafter.

Qualification and course duration


full time
60 months

Course contact details

Charlotte Anthony