Prospective students interested in the MCB program should directly contact individual MCB faculty with interest in taking new students. Acceptance to this program will require early establishment of student-faculty relationships and ongoing interaction throughout the recruitment process. In the initial inquiry period (October-December), prospective students should discuss the reasons why they are interested in that specific lab. The MCB program promotes collaborative interdisciplinary research and encourages collaborative mentoring possibilities for MCB students (for example: two co-mentors from different disciplines).

Applications are due January 1. Promising prospective students will be invited to interview at a MCB recruitment weekend on the Oregon State University campus that takes place in mid to late February.  Final decisions regarding acceptance to the program will be made in early March.

Submit transcripts, Statement of Objectives, GRE scores, and three letters of reference to the OSU Graduate School application website. International students have additional requirements