Graduate Programs in the Biomedical Sciences

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How to Apply

The application deadline for Summer 2021 has passed. The Summer 2022 application cycle will open in September 2021.

Application Deadline

Application must be received by the application deadline of February 1, 2021. Supporting materials can be received after the deadline.

Admission to the program is very competitive. Students are urged to submit their applications as early as possible.


Program Dates

Note for applicants: The 2021 Summer Undergraduate Research Program may be conducted virtually due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic.


Start date: Monday, June 7, 2021 (tentative)
End date: Thursday, July 29, 2021 (tentative)



  • Outstanding undergraduate students considering the SURP program must meet the following criteria:
  • A strong background in the sciences (biology, biochemistry, chemistry, physics, bioengineering or chemical engineering, etc.).
  • Completion of junior year in college. In rare instances, sophomores with strong science and/or research backgrounds may be considered. Freshmen and seniors (graduating in Spring/Summer 2021) will not be considered.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent residency.

Application Materials

Detailed application instructions are available in the online application system. Applicants can track the status of their application, including the status of their letters of recommendation and transcripts via the online application system.

  • Completed online application
  • Scanned copies of your academic transcripts
  • 2 letters of recommendation
  • Personal Statement

Due to the overwhelming number of applications we receive each year, we are unable to respond personally to questions regarding your application status. All applicants will be notified by email on or about May 1 if your application is still under consideration for the Summer Undergraduate Research Program.

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