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MCDB Preview Visit

Thursday, October 17- Saturday, October 19, 2024

Application Open Now! Application deadline: August 14, 2024

A  funded opportunity to experience the vitality of the campus, attend courses and seminars, and visit research labs to learn about Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology (MCDB).

  • Meet faculty and current graduate students
  • See our research facilities
  • Get tips on applying to graduate school
  • Explore Ann Arbor and the University of Michigan

No cost to Attend
Covered costs include roundtrip airfare/train/bus ticket within the US, ground transportation from DTW airport to Ann Arbor, and shared-room hotel stay for duration of event.  Scheduled meals are also provided. 

Use the blue button above to learn more and apply!


Preview Events are open to juniors, seniors, & masters level students who are a US citizen, permanent resident, or a DACA recipient, and are pursuing graduate school. Strong applicants are those who have outstanding academic qualifications, show exceptional potential for scholarly success in a graduate program, and demonstrate promise for contributing to wider academic, professional, or civic communities. 

To qualify for this program, applicants must also meet one or more of the following criteria:

  1. come from an educational, cultural, or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study;
  2. have demonstrated a sustained commitment to diversity in the academic, professional, or civic realm, specifically efforts in the U.S to reduce social, educational, or economic disparities based on race, ethnicity, or gender, or to improve race relations in the U.S.;
  3. have experienced financial hardship as a result of family economic circumstances; or
  4. are a first generation U.S. citizen or are the first generation in your family to graduate from a four-year college or university.

MCDB Preview Visit Overview

During the MCDB preview visit 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 research communities is and experience firsthand what life is like in Ann Arbor—a community consistently voted as one of the top college towns in the US. 

Throughout the preview visit there will be many opportunities for you to make important connections in the scientific community. Specific events during the Fall Preview 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 application.

Questions? Contact us!

For questions about MCDB
        MCDB Graduate Coordinator, Mary Carr,

For questions about the online application or preview details: