Department of Immunology


UW Immunology admissions is characterized by a flexible set of requirements, and the application process is easily completed online.

The online application for admission to the University of Washington Immunology Ph.D. program is submitted using the UW Graduate School application.  Check the broad basic steps on this page before you begin. Also, be sure to review the basic information about the Immunology Ph.D. program and the Graduate School on the UW Graduate School application sites.  The Department of Immunology has created a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) to aid you with the application process.

Still have questions that weren’t answered in the FAQ or on the websites listed above?  Please send your specific questions to the Graduate Program Advisor at this e-mail address:

Step 1

Open the online UW Graduate School’s application.

Step 2

Create an account, i.e. a new applicant profile.

Step 3

Complete the personal profile.

Step 4

Submit the following online:

  • Personal Statement of Purpose
  • Unofficial transcript(s)
  • Names of three references who will write letters of recommendation
  • Resume or CV
  • List of publications and awards
  • List of five or six UW Immunology faculty members whose research is of interest to you

Step 5

Pay filing fee


The Immunology Department, together with the School of Medicine and the University of Washington, is strongly committed to enhancing student diversity.


The various biomedical graduate programs offered reflect the cross-disciplinary nature of training at the University of Washington.  Applicants are encouraged to apply to more than one program if the University of Washington is a high priority for your graduate studies.  Each program application is separate, and carries with it the standard graduate application fee.  UW Biomedical Science Graduate Programs are listed here on the UW Medicine website.