Applicants to the MCB Program should have a solid background in biological and/or physical sciences, prior research experience and a passion for scientific inquiry. Matriculates will study an integrated first year curriculum and have the flexibility to choose 3 laboratory rotations from the 6 participating PhD Programs. A final choice for one program of study will be made by the end of the first year, leading to program-specific elective courses and laboratory research. Applicants may choose to indicate a specific program preference during the application process, if known at that time. To help us answer your questions comprehensively, please tell us about yourself and your program or research interests by completing this information form.
Complete applications include:
- Personal statement outlining area(s) of interest and describing your
- Resume or CV
- Unofficial transcript(s)
- GRE (and TOEFL report for international students) – Unofficial reports may be used for the application process
- 3 letters of recommendation
MCB strongly encourages students to complete their applications by December 15th, since application reviews will begin in December. The official Graduate School deadline is January 15th, and applications will be accepted until this date. Review will not begin until all supplemental materials arrive. Once you begin the online application process, you will be asked to create a unique username and password which will allow you to save your entries and return at a later time. Once you select the MCB Program, you will be given instructions specific to that program. The application will not be successfully submitted unless all required fields are completed.
The application process for 2012-2013 is now closed, and MCB is no longer accepting new applications. Review of applications received prior to the January 15th deadline is currently underway.
Please check our Frequently Asked Questions and the WFU Graduate School Frequently Asked Questions; if you have still have other questions regarding the application process, please feel free to contact the appropriate graduate school office or the MCB recruitment coordinator .