Apply to our Biomedical Sciences Program – Immunology and Infectious Diseases

Required materials, application timeline, and frequently asked questions.

Application deadline: December 1 (applications cycle opens in July each year)

Admission requirements

  • Cumulative GPA (all courses) minimum 3.0

Graduate Record Exam (GRE) scores are no longer required and will not be evaluated.

How to apply

Required materials

  • WSU graduate school application
  • College transcripts (unofficial acceptable for initial review–upon admittance official transcripts are required by the WSU Graduate School)
  • Three (3) letters of reference submitted directly by the reference writer
  • Resume or curriculum vitae
  • TOEFL, IELTS, MELAB scores or language waiver for all international applicants from a country whose primary language is not English.
  • A personal statement that details the following:
    1. Why you want to pursue a PhD degree?
    2. What attracted you to the Immunology and Infectious Diseases program at WSU?
    3. Your previous research experience(s)
    4. Your short-term and long-term career goals

2023-2024 Application Timeline


July – August

  • Application cycle opens

December 1

  • Application deadline



  • Interviews


  • Recruitment and visitation weekend early March (invited applicants only)
  • Admission decisions (neuroscience students are admitted once a year to start fall semester)

April 15

  • Deadline to accept or decline offer


  • Graduate orientation & leadership retreat (dates to be announced)
  • First day of classes