MCDB Graduate Program Preview Visit Application
Highly qualified prospective graduate students interested in applying to our PhD program are invited to apply.
Note: after completing this form, you also need to email us 1) letter of reference, 2) a transcript (unofficial is ok) and 3) a 1-page CV.
Deadline for receiving all materials is September 1.
Cumulative Grade Point Average
Date degree awarded/expected
United States Citizen
Undocumented students with Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA)
Do you feel any of these categories describe your background? Check the boxes that apply to you.
Come from an educational, cultural or geographic background that is underrepresented in graduate study in your discipline in the United States or at the University of Michigan
First-generation U.S. citizen
First generation in your family to graduate from a four-year college
As an undergraduate, did you ever receive a Pell Grant?
As an undergraduate did you or your family experience financial hardship to pay for your education?
Briefly describe any work experience, volunteer engagement, or leadership of student or community organizations you have been involved in promoting diversity. By commitment to diversity, we mean 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.
Brief description of your research experience (a short paragraph)
Areas of Interest (Check all that apply)
Plant Molecular Biology
****Note: After submitting this form, to complete your application, we need 3 more items. 1) a transcript (it can be unofficial) 2) a 1-page CV with any publications or poster sessions you may have and 3) a letter of recommendation from a faculty member. Send them to: Mary Carr at
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