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How to Apply

Information for Graduate Students, Postdoctoral Fellows, and Undergraduates

Graduate Students

Students become part of the M2P2 by joining an M2P2 lab and participating in M2P2 activities. Graduate students can study microbial pathogenesis as part of M2P2 by applying to the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Program or the Program in Experimental Molecular Medicine (PEMM). Most M2P2 faculty are affiliated with the Microbiology Graduate Program in MCB and therefore most students apply through the MCB program.

A link to MCB Program application and admissions details:

The MCB Program begins accepting applications in September. Application review begins on December 15 on a rolling basis, and the deadline when all supporting documentation (transcripts, letters of recommendation, GRE standard scores, TOEFL scores for international, application fees) is usually in the first week in January.

Admission into the MCB program is based on appraisal of each applicant's undergraduate academic record, Graduate Record Examination Scores (GRE), letters of recommendation, involvement in research or other activities which indicate a strong commitment to graduate study, and the personal statement of goals. Only students who intend to pursue a Ph.D. degree full-time are accepted into the program.

The MCB program has close ties with the PEMM and QBS graduate programs, including access to courses and cross-rotations.

Application information can be found here for the Program In Experimental Molecular Medicine (PEMM) and here for the Quantitative Biomedical Sciences (QBS) graduate Program.

Postdoctoral Fellows

We have a robust community of post-doctoral fellows in M2P2. To apply for a postdoctoral position, contact the faculty member directly.


Dartmouth undergraduates have many opportunities for research in M2P2 labs. Just contact the lab heads directly.

Summer research opportunities for undergraduate students from other institutions are also available.