Leonila Lagunes (2nd year student, currently in Developmental and Cell Biology)
Abdon Iniguez (2nd year student, currently in MCSB Ph.D. Program)
Logan Harriger (2nd year student, currently in MCSB Ph.D. program)
Joseph Nash (2nd year student, currently in Computer Science)
We are pleased to report that UC President Napolitano has approved the MCSB MS/PhD program! The program will start this September (2015) for students currently enrolled at UCI. This includes students who just finished the gateway program, as well as students currently enrolled in academic departments. The fully approved proposal may be viewed from the following link: MCSB 050115.
Subject to approval by the MCSB Director in conjunction with the MCSB Executive Committee, current UCI students can transfer into the MCSB program this fall (2015) via the Change of Major form process. Full program details and specific transfer requirements, including resolving financial support issues, will be posted shortly on the MSCB website.
The stand-alone MCSB M.S./Ph.D. program builds on the success of the current MCB gateway graduate program and is the fulfillment of a 2005 HHMI grant obligation. The MCB gateway program will become the “Department Option” in the MCSB M.S./Ph.D. program, which will continue to provide students with a gateway opportunity. Students will now have the option to pursue their degree directly from the MCSB program by taking the MS/Ph.D. option.
Applications for admittance to the Fall 2017/18 academic year will be accepted beginning September 1, 2016.
We recommend that all applicants submit their complete application package by December 15, 2016 to be considered for invitation to the MCB Recruitment Events to be held February 2017.