Q: When does the application open?
A: The application for the MCB Graduate Program is currently open.
Q: Are you accepting applications for Fall 2023/Spring 2024?
A: No, we are only accepting applications for Fall 2024.
Q: Can I apply with a Bachelor's degree?
Q: Can you waive my application fee?
A: You may request an application fee waiver through the online application system. Find more information here.
Q: Can I waive my TOEFL/IELTS? What score do I need to be eligible for acceptance?
A: Please refer to the Brown Graduate School's page on Language Requirements. MCBGP has no additional language requirements.
Q: Can I use an unofficial transcript to apply?
A: Yes, but you must provide an official transcript by the time of matriculation. See more information on the Brown Graduate School's website.
Q: What score do I need on the GRE? Does the program require a GRE score?
A: The MCBGP does not require the GRE for admission and does not consider GRE scores in evaluating applications.
Q: What are the GPA requirements for admission to the MCBGP?
A: There are no strict GPA requirements for admission. We take a holistic approach to the admissions process and consider many factors.
Q: Do I need to have identified/contacted a thesis advisor in order to be eligible for admission?
A: No, but we encourage you to familiarize yourself with our faculty trainers, and you are welcome to contact potential thesis advisors. We suggest that you identify 2-3 faculty trainers whose work interests you in your application.
Q: I am an international student. How can I get information specific to my situation?
A: Please refer to the Brown Graduate School's page for International applicants.
Q: Will I get a fellowship/assistantship/traineeship as part of my acceptance? What are my chances of receiving funding as part of my acceptance?
A: The MCBGP ensures that all of our students receive financial support.
Q: How long does it take to complete a PhD in MCBGP?
A: Tenure in the program is dependent on each individual student's progress. The average time to degree is approximately 5.5 years.
Q: Can I apply for the Open Graduate Education Program?
A: Yes, but probably not until after passing your qualifying exam. The Open Graduate Education Program application process is competitive.