The Immunology Ph.D. program strives to be an inclusive and welcoming community consistently aiming to recruit and nurture students from diverse backgrounds.  We encourage you to review the Harvard Medical School Diversity Statement  which encompasses all of the goals and promises we are committed to implementing in the near future.  The current interlocking systems of oppression that exist in our society will require action-oriented steps and time to redress.

In the past five years, we have  tripled our average enrollment rates of underrepresented minority students in the Immunology Ph.D. program.  We aim to continue to grow these numbers.  We include diversity training programs in our student orientation events and are increasing training resources available to our faculty and for holistic graduate school application review processes.

The GSAS Office of Diversity and Minority Affairs at Harvard is constantly engaged in outreach and in actively providing support to our students and we encourage you to review their website.

Below you will find a comprehensive list of resources available to our students and urge you to reach out to program leadership if you need assistance accessing further resources

Recruitment and Outreach


We invite you to connect with us to learn more about our programs, the admissions process, and how to prepare a strong application. Our travels bring us to campuses, educational events and conferences accross the country. We look forward to meeting you! Click here for our complete travel schedule  https://gsas.harvard.edu/diversity/recruitment.


There are many summer internship opportunities for high school and undergraduate students at Harvard.  We've highlighted a few below and a complete list can be found HERE.


The GSAS Research Scholar Initiative is a non-degree granting post-baccalaureate program that provides mentored research and training for individuals interested in pursuing doctoral studies. In the program, research scholars work with a Harvard faculty member as a research assistant, participate in professional development seminars, and receive GRE preparation support. In addition, scholars may take undergraduate and/or graduate coursework in preparation for doctoral studies.