Molecular and Cellular Biology Graduate Program

The Molecular and Cellular Biology at Dartmouth training program (MCBD) includes the majority of trainers and a select group of students in the Molecular and Cellular Biology (MCB) Graduate Program, the largest graduate program at Dartmouth.

MCBD is a predoctoral training program. The requirements for the PhD for all MCB graduate students (and MCBD trainees) include:

  • Training in the responsible conduct of research, research rotations, courses, and journal clubs
  • A term of teaching
  • A qualifying exam
  • Yearly research-in-progress seminars
  • A thesis, a thesis seminar, and a thesis defense

When the research rotations, core courses, and qualifying exam have been completed satisfactorily, the student is advanced to candidacy for the PhD degree.

The MCB Graduate Program website includes an online application.

Director: Patrick J. Dolph, PhD