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The department is responsible for teaching courses in microbiology and immunology for Ph.D. students in the Microbiology and Immunology Training Program of the Institute for Biomedical Sciences (IBS), M.S. students in the Public Health Microbiology and Emerging Infectious Disease program, and first-year (immunology) and second-year (medical microbiology) medical students.

Researcher in labPhD Program in Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine

The doctoral program in Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine provides students the opportunity to pursue doctoral dissertation research in the areas of molecular virology, molecular parasitology, and/or immunology. The MITM program is a component of the George Washington University Institute for Biomedical Sciences, which coordinates the doctoral biomedical programs of the university. Applicants must fulfill the school's admission requirements and be admitted into GW's Institute for Biomedical Sciences.

Learn more about the Doctoral Program

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The Department of Microbiology, Immunology and Tropical Medicine offers a wide variety of courses satisfying departmental program requirements and interdisciplinary electives.

Information on MITM course listings appear in the GW Schedule of Classes. Choose the semester of interest then search under Immunology and Microbiology& Tropical Medicine for course listings.

Group working on computerMentoring program

The MITM Mentoring Program works individually with new junior faculty hires and any faculty who desire mentoring.


Learn more about Mentoring Program