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The following criteria must be met to be considered to the MARC program

  • Be a US citizen or permanent resident
  • Be a member of a group that is under-represented in bio-medical research, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Pacific Islander
  • Completed at least 60-90 credits with at least 20 Math and Science credits
  • Minimum overall GPA of 3.2 or higher
  • The MARC application requires students submits a statement of academic purpose and obtain two faculty letters of recommendation.  Most MARC students major in biology, chemistry, health and nutrition sciences or psychology, but students interested in bio-medical related research in other disciplines are also eligible to apply.  Typically students are admitted to the program at the end of their sophomore year, allowing two full years of program activity before they graduate.  MARC supports 5 juniors and 5 seniors annually.

If you feel you meet the above criteria, the following materials must be submitted to be considered for the program:

  • An application which can be downloaded here and either mailed, emailed or dropped off at the MARC office.  (See contact information below)
  • 2 letters of recommendations from faculty
  • A statement of academic purpose
  • A copy of your college transcript

Upon receipt of these materials your application will be reviewed and an appointment will be made for an interview by the MARC staff.


Florence Kempner
MARC Coordinator
4311 James
P: 718.951.5171
F: 718.951.4832