Select the appropriate link below to go to our online course data entry form and type in the information requested. Once you have completed this application page the following should occur:

  • An email acknowledgement will be sent to your “best” email address confirming that you have completed the basic application. This email will include a link that you can use to return to your application to submit additional support materials (in .pdf format).
  • An email will be sent to all your listed references asking that they submit a letter of reference in .pdf format supporting your application. This email will include a link that they can use to upload the letter of reference.

All application material must be submitted by the course deadline.

Summer Courses (Full list of summer courses)
Application Deadline: February 1, 2017

Analytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy (Online Application)
Application Deadline: January 25, 2017

Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research
Application Deadlines: February 15, 2016 (priority); March 15, 2016 (final)

Biology of the Inner Ear: Experimental and Analytical Approaches (Online Application)
Application Deadline: April 25, 2017

Brains, Minds & Machines (Online Application)
Application Deadline: March 14, 2017

Computational Image Analysis in Cellular and Developmental Biology (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 15, 2017

Frontiers in Host-Microbe Interactions (Online Application)
Course not offered in 2017

Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 20, 2017

Fundamental Issues in Vision Research (Online Application)
Course not offered in 2017

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 29, 2017

Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy (Online Application)
Application Deadline: January 20, 2017

Methods in Computational Neuroscience, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: March 7, 2017

Molecular Mycology, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: March 31, 2017

Optical Microscopy, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 13, 2017

Semester in Environmental Science (Application)
Application Deadline: March 20, 2017

Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES), (Online Application)
Application Deadline: February 24, 2017

Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures (Online Application)
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

Workshop on Molecular Evolution, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: April 7, 2017

Zebrafish Development and Genetics, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: May 1, 2017

There is no application fee for MBL courses.

The Admissions Committee evaluates and selects course participants based on information provided in your application; a difficult task in view of the large number of well-qualified candidates who apply. Positions are typically offered to those applicants whose admissions materials convey that they will — relative to other candidates — make best use of, and most benefit from, this educational opportunity.

Individuals receive notification of Admissions Committee decisions as one of the following actions: admit; alternate (wait-list) or not recommended for admission in 2016. Admissions notification letters will be e-mailed within two weeks of Committee decisions.

Housing and travel information, and all other necessary enrollment materials are sent to admitted students along with their offer of admission.

MBL is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer. The Marine Biological Laboratory does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sexual or affectional preference, religion, national origin, age, disability, or veteran status in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in any of its programs or activities.