Applicants seeking admission to the MERGE-ID track must apply to the Sackler School of Graduate Biomedical Sciences through the online application by December 15th. The applicants must apply to thePhD Program in Molecular Microbiology/MERGE-ID Track. On the online application, an applicant who is interested in the regular Molecular Microbiology Program will have the option to select should they wish to be considered for admission the regular program as well.
Applicants for the MERGE-ID track must discuss their motivation and relevant research experiences that have led to their interest in the MERGE-ID track as well as how MERGE-ID training fits into their overall career goals in their personal statement.
Applicants are recommended to have completed a minimum of one year of college-level biology, at least one year of college-level mathematics, and inorganic and organic chemistry. Although not required, successful completion of courses in biochemistry, cell biology and genetics is a significant asset for graduate biomedical study. The Graduate Record Examination is required, but a subject test (Biology or Biochemistry) is optional. Additional information about application documents, selection criteria, and international applicant requirements can be found on the PhD admissions page.
MD/PhD students are not eligible for the MERGE-ID track, but may participate in MERGE-ID activities and enroll in its courses as appropriate for their research training.
Subject to availability of funds, all students, including those from abroad, receive full tuition remission, a stipend, and health insurance.