Brief Program OverviewThe CMB program trains students to:
- Become scholars in their field
- Conduct hypothesis-based research in an ethically responsible manner
- Think independently, creatively, and critically
- Effectively communicate as teachers, researchers, and scholars
- Biochemistry, Structural Biology & Biophysics
- Genetics, Cellular & Molecular Biology
- Microbiology & Immunology
- Molecular Physiology & Pharmacology
FundingA $28,000 stipend and health insurance coverage are guaranteed for all CMB students in good standing with the program for the duration of their dissertation studies. During the first two years, CMB Students are funded on a Graduate Teaching Assistantship. Each student assists with teaching an undergraduate course or lab for two semesters during this time period. In the third year and beyond, students are guaranteed funding provided that they are making satisfactory progress towards their degree. This funding is provided by the advisor and/or department, typically through a research grant or fellowship.
Application Review ProcessOur application process begins with submission of a completed application to the Graduate College which includes three letters of recommendation, all higher education transcripts, GRE scores, TOEFL scores (if not a native English speaker) and the associated application fee. The CMB Recruitment and Admissions Committee will review completed applications for appropriate qualifications, skills, knowledge and motivation. Decisions will be based on a variety of criteria, including: undergraduate GPA, GRE scores, letters of reference, statement of purpose, educational background as demonstrated on all transcripts and an interview (Skype, phone, or on-campus).Competitive international applicants will be interviewed by telephone or Skype.
Competitive domestic applicants will be invited to visit campus for interviews on one of the following dates in 2017: January 13th-14th and January 27th-28th. This weekend stay provides ample opportunities for potential students to interact with faculty and current students, as well as learn about Burlington and the surrounding area.
For more information regarding the official application process see our Graduate Admissions page.
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