Why choose MCDB?

  • Cutting-edge interdisciplinary training since 1970
  • Student-centered philosophy
  • Outstanding and accessible faculty
  • Highly collegial and collaborative environment
  • State-of-the-art research facilities
  • All students are appointed as Graduate Research Associates
  • All students receive a competitive annual stipend ($30,180 in 2020)
  • Tuition and fees waived, both in-state and out-of-state
  • Comprehensive student health plan
  • Faculty mentor for each first-year student
  • First-year laboratory rotations
  • Choice of labs in Colleges and Departments across the entire campus
  • Rigorous core curriculum
  • Required mentoring and grant writing courses
  • More than 80 approved graduate-level electives
  • Active and engaged student organization
  • Social and scientific events throughout the year