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2022 Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Doctor's Degree Schools

86 Colleges in the United States
586 Doctor's Degrees
If you plan on getting your doctor's degree in microbiological sciences and immunology, you won't be alone since the degree program is ranked #47 in the country in terms of popularity. So, you have a fair amount of options to choose from when looking for a school.

College Factual reviewed 86 schools in the United States to determine which ones were the best for doctor's degree seekers in the field of microbiological sciences and immunology. Combined, these schools handed out 586 doctor's degrees in microbiological sciences and immunology to qualified students.

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Choosing a Great Microbiological Sciences & Immunology School for Your Doctor's Degree

Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Doctor's Degree Schools The microbiology doctor's degree program you select can have a big impact on your future. This section explores some of the factors we include in our ranking and how much they vary depending on the school you select. Below we explain some of the most important factors to consider before making your choice:

Overall Quality Is a Must

The overall quality of a doctor's degree school is important to ensure a good education, not just how well they do in a particular major. To make it into this list a school must rank well in our overall Best Colleges for a Doctor's Degree ranking. This ranking considered factors such as graduation rates, overall graduate earnings and other educational resources to identify great colleges and universities.

Average Early-Career Salaries

Average early-career salary of those graduating with their doctor's degree is one indicator we use in our analysis to find the schools that offer the highest-quality education. That is, everyone wants their doctor's degree to be worth something, and salaries are one measure of determining that.

Other Factors We Consider

In addition to the above, you should consider some of the following factors:

  • Major Focus - How many resources a school devotes to microbiological sciences and immunology students as compared to other majors.
  • Major Demand - How many other microbiological sciences and immunology students want to attend this school to pursue a doctor's degree.
  • Educational Resources - The amount of money and other resources allocated to students while they are pursuing their degree. These resources include such things as number of students per instructor and education expenditures per student.
  • Student Debt - How much debt microbiological sciences and immunology students go into to obtain their doctor's degree and how well they are able to pay back that debt.
  • Accreditation - Whether a school is regionally accredited and/or accredited by a recognized microbiological sciences and immunology related body.

Our full ranking methodology documents in more detail how we consider these factors to identify the best schools for microbiological sciences and immunology students working on their doctor's degree.

More Ways to Rank Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Schools

Since the program you select can have a significant impact on your future, we've developed a number of rankings, including this Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Doctor's Degree Schools list, to help you choose the best school for you.

Best Schools for Doctorate Students to Study Microbiological Sciences & Immunology in the United States

Below you'll see a list of the best colleges and universities for pursuing a doctor's degree in microbiological sciences and immunology. Only those schools that rank in the top 15% of all the schools we analyze get awarded with a place on this list.

12 Top Schools for a Doctorate in Microbiology

#1

Stanford University

Stanford, CA
8 Annual Graduates

Stanford University is a wonderful decision for individuals interested in a doctor's degree in microbiological sciences and immunology. Stanford is a large private not-for-profit university located in the large suburb of Stanford.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Stanford University

#2

Dartmouth College

Hanover, NH
12 Annual Graduates

Dartmouth College is a great choice for students pursuing a doctor's degree in microbiological sciences and immunology. Dartmouth is a moderately-sized private not-for-profit college located in the remote town of Hanover.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Dartmouth College

#3

Harvard University

Cambridge, MA
23 Annual Graduates

Every student who is interested in a doctor's degree in microbiological sciences and immunology needs to check out Harvard University. Harvard is a fairly large private not-for-profit university located in the city of Cambridge.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Harvard University

#4

Yale University

New Haven, CT
19 Annual Graduates

Yale University is one of the finest schools in the United States for getting a doctor's degree in microbiological sciences and immunology. Located in the midsize city of New Haven, Yale is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Yale University

#5

University of Pennsylvania

Philadelphia, PA
9 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Philadelphia, UPenn is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from University of Pennsylvania

#6

University of Chicago

Chicago, IL
5 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Chicago, UChicago is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from University of Chicago

9 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Madison, UW - Madison is a public university with a very large student population.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from University of Wisconsin - Madison

16 Annual Graduates

UC Berkeley is a very large public university located in the medium-sized city of Berkeley.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from University of California - Berkeley

4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of New York, Columbia is a private not-for-profit university with a fairly large student population.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Columbia University in the City of New York

#10

Duke University

Durham, NC
2 Annual Graduates

Located in the large city of Durham, Duke is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Duke University

#11

Cornell University

Ithaca, NY
8 Annual Graduates

Cornell is a very large private not-for-profit university located in the small city of Ithaca.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Cornell University

#12

Georgetown University

Washington, DC
4 Annual Graduates

Located in the city of Washington, Georgetown is a private not-for-profit university with a large student population.More information about a doctorate in microbiological sciences and immunology from Georgetown University

Additional Noteworthy Schools

Here are some additional great schools for Microbiological Sciences & Immunology students that almost earned our Best Microbiological Sciences & Immunology Doctor's Degree Schools award.

Rank College Location
13 Washington University in St Louis Saint Louis, MO
14 University of Minnesota - Twin Cities Minneapolis, MN
15 University of Virginia - Main Campus Charlottesville, VA
16 University of Washington - Seattle Campus Seattle, WA
17 University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill Chapel Hill, NC
18 North Carolina State University Raleigh, NC
19 University of California - Los Angeles Los Angeles, CA
20 University of Rochester Rochester, NY
21 The University of Texas at Austin Austin, TX

Microbiological Sciences & Immunology by Region

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Region
Southeast
New England
Rocky Mountains
Plains States
Middle Atlantic
Far Western US
Southwest
Great Lakes

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One of 14 majors within the Biological & Biomedical Sciences area of study, Microbiological Sciences & Immunology has other similar majors worth exploring.

Microbiology Focus Areas

Major Annual Graduates
Microbiology 207
Immunology 117
Medical Microbiology & Bacteriology 112
Microbiology & Immunology 98
Other Microbiological Sciences & Immunology 36
Virology 16

Related Major Annual Graduates
General Biology 1,702
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 979
Cell Biology & Anatomical Sciences 742
Ecology, Evolution & Systematics Biology 729
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 713
Physiology & Pathology Sciences 596
Biomathematics & Bioinformatics 462
Pharmacology & Toxicology 393
Genetics 342
Botany/Plant Biology 244

Notes and References

  • The bars on the spread charts above show the distribution of the schools on this list +/- one standard deviation from the mean.
  • The Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), a branch of the U.S. Department of Education (DOE) serves as the core of the rest of our data about colleges.
  • Some other college data, including much of the graduate earnings data, comes from the U.S. Department of Education’s (College Scorecard). More about our data sources and methodologies.

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