Admission and Financial Support

How to Apply

Students wishing to pursue their graduate work in the MCBGP must complete a Brown University application.


More information from the Graduate School

Application Deadline: Sunday, December 11, 2022

The Graduate Record Examination is not required.

Our goal is identify students with the capacity to develop into independent research scientists. We use many aspects of the application to evaluate the likelihood that a student will take ownership of a research project. These include: the personal statement, letters of recommendation, prior research experiences, and coursework relevant to our core disciplines of cell biology, molecular biology, genomics, developmental biology, and biochemistry.

Application Checklist

  • Personal Statement
  • TOEFL Score (International students only)
  • Undergraduate Transcript (and others where applicable)
  • 3 Letters of Recommendation

Doctoral students are accepted into the MCBGP with a commitment of financial support while their research and academic studies progress satisfactorily. This support includes a stipend, tuition, and health insurance.  

Would you like to learn more about MCBGP?

You are welcome to attend a series of Zoom Drop-in Sessions, which we’re holding this Fall 2021 (see schedule below). You can meet members of our community and learn about how our program works. Each Drop-in Session will be followed by a program-wide Data Club meeting, which you will be welcome to attend. Data club is a bi-weekly event, and it provides our current graduate students an opportunity to present their ongoing research to a broad MCBGP audience that includes students, faculty, and postdocs.  

If you would like to participate, please complete this short survey.

Once completed, our Graduate Program Coordinator provide you with a Zoom link to one of the following Drop-in Sessions:


Drop-in Session

Data Club

9/23/2022 2:30 - 3:00 PM EDT 3:00 - 4:15 PM EDT
10/21/2022 2:30 - 3:00 PM EDT 3:00 - 4:15 PM EDT
11/18/2022 2:30 - 3:00 PM EDT 3:00 - 4:15 PM EDT