A chance to learn first-hand about pursuing a PhD in biology is being offered to highly qualified potential students through the annual fall preview weekend from the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and the Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology.

This year, the event occurs on October 16-17, 2016

Deadline for applications: September 15, 2016

Learn more about eligibility and find the application link on the Fall Preview Weekend page in our Graduate Students section.


What is the Preview Weekend?
Starting several years ago, the Molecular, Cellular, and
Developmental Biology (MCDB) and the Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
(EEB) departments began inviting highly qualified prospective graduate
students to visit Ann Arbor and preview opportunities for PhD research.
We are pleased to offer this program again this year!  

Why apply to attend the MCDB/EEB Fall Preview?
During the MCDB/EEB preview weekend you will have the opportunity to
explore the diversity of biological PhD research programs carried out at
the University of Michigan. Interact with current students and faculty.
Discover how approachable and friendly the MCDB and EEB research
communities are, and experience firsthand what life is like in Ann
Arbor—a community consistently voted as one of the top college towns in
the US. 

MCDB/EEB Weekend Overview
Throughout the preview weekend there will be many opportunities for
you to make important connections in the scientific community. Specific
events during the Fall Preview Weekend will include: research facility
tours that will give you a sense of what it is like to be a graduate
student at the University of Michigan; time to meet with PhD program
representatives; a panel session on what to think about when applying to
graduate programs and tips for how to prepare a graduate school

MCDB program participants will attend the Annual MCDB Departmental Retreat (October 17).
EEB program participants will visit the UM Edwin S. George Reserve field station for an opportunity to observe field research in action!

Go to the Application Page