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University of Illinois at Chicago

Department of Microbiology and Immunology

Chicago, IL

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University of Illinois at Chicago / Department of Microbiology and Immunology is located in Chicago, IL, in an urban setting.

Degrees & Awards

Degrees Offered

Degree Concentration Sub-concentration
Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Doctor of Medicine/Doctor of Philosophy (MD/PhD)

Earning Your Degree

Part-time study available? No
Evening/weekend programs available? No
Terminal master's degree available? Yes

Degree Requirements

Degree Requirement
Doctoral Degrees Entrance Exam GRE General Test
Thesis Required



Application Fee - Domestic

Application Deadlines

Type Domestic International Priority date
Fall deadline March 1st February 15th Yes

Entrance Requirements

Exam Details
Doctoral Degree Exam GRE General Test
Doctoral Degree Requirements Minimum GPA of 2.75

International Students

Exam Details
TOEFL: Required

Tuition & Fees

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Financial Support

Financial award applicants must submit: FAFSA
Application deadlines for financial awards March 1
Types of financial support available Fellowships
Research Assistantships
Teaching Assistantships
Scholarship and/or loans
Graduate Assistantships

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Hispanic/Latino 10%
Black or African American 0%
White or Caucasian 40%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0%
Asian 0%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0%
Two or more races 10%
Unknown 0%


Male (40%)
Female (60%)


Total faculty
Full-time - 18
Part-time - 10
Male (17)
Female (11)


Focus of faculty research: Class I major histocompatibility complex molecules; proteins such as azurin with the immunoglobulin folds; T cell immunobiology relevant to disease pathogenesis, immunotherapeutics and vaccines for HIV/AIDS, tuberculosis, AIDS-related tuberculosis, and malaria, plague and smallpox; intracellular bacterial pathogen Listeria monocytogenes; virus infection
Externally sponsored research expenditures last year: 0

Location & Contact

Address 601 South Morgan Street
Chicago, IL  60607-7128
United States
Contact Prof. Bellur S. Prabhakar
Department Head
Phone: 312-996-4915
Fax: 312-996-6415

University of Illinois at Chicago