now considered applications for admission for the 2004-2005 class.
To apply visit the Graduate
School web site where you will find two alternative methods
to make your application.
encourage you to apply
on-line. This method insures our rapid consideration
of your application; on-line application requires paying
the $50 application fee using a credit card.
you can download
application materials and apply by mail.
|We encourage anyone interested
in our programs to fill out the online
pre-application. The information submitted is posted directly
to the department's Graduate Admission committee. Even if you
are submitting a formal application to the Graduate School, we
will be able to more rapidly consider your application if you have
used the online pre-application.
|The program involves
participating faculty from three Departments at UMBC:
Faculty in each
department bring diverse intellectual and research interests
the program. The opportunity for cross-disciplinary training is
one of the strengths of this program.
The degree requirements
includes a total of 8 graduate level courses and completion of
12 credits of research:
- Two semester course
- One course based on
the principles of genetic analysis
- One course in prokaryotic
- One course in eukaryotic
- One or two 700-level
graduate seminars (included in the 18 credits of 600/700 level
- Elective courses to
bring the total of of courses taken to 8
- 12 credits of research.
At least one research credit each semester
|Beginning with the second
year, students are required to participate in a Research Seminar
(Journal Club) every semester and to take one credit of Research
Seminar (Journal Club) each year
|In addition, students
who complete the degree will have completed
- 3 research
rotations working on a short research project lasting 10-12
weeks under the supervision of a faculty member in the program
- Two semesters as a
Most importantly, the
student will complete original research
under the direction of their faculty mentor and overseen by a committee
knowledgeable in the student's area of specialization.
an example of a curriculum of courses that would satisfy the requirements
of this degree.