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Most MARC students major in biology, chemistry, health and nutrition sciences or psychology, but students interested in biomedical 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 five juniors and five seniors annually.

To be considered for the MARC program, a prospective student must:

  • be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident;
  • be a member of a group that is underrepresented in biomedical research, including but not limited to African Americans, Hispanic/Latino, Native American or Pacific Islander;
  • have completed at least 60 to 90 credits with at least 20 credits in math and science; and
  • have a minimum overall GPA of 3.20.

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

  • An application, which can be e-mailed or dropped off at the MARC office (see contact information below)
  • Two 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.


Kaleefa Munroe-Peters
MARC Coordinator
4311 James Hall
P: 718.951.5172
F: 718.951.4832