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, 2016

Analytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy (Online Application)
Application Deadline: January 25, 2016

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)
Course not offered in 2016

Brains, Minds & Machines (Online Application)
Application Deadline: March 14, 2016

Computational Image Analysis in Cellular and Developmental Biology (Online Application)
Application Deadline: July 25, 2016

Frontiers in Host-Microbe Interactions (Online Application)
Course not offered in 2016

Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: July 18, 2016

Fundamental Issues in Vision Research (Online Application)
Course not offered in 2016

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development (Online Application)
Application Deadline: July 27, 2016

Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy (Online Application)
Application Deadline: January 20, 2016

Methods in Computational Neuroscience, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: March 7, 2016

Molecular Mycology, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: February 24, 2016

Optical Microscopy, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 13, 2016

Semester in Environmental Science (Application)
Application Deadline: March 21, 2016

Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES), (Online Application)
Application Deadline: February 25, 2016

Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures (Online Application)
Application Deadline: April 8, 2016

Workshop on Molecular Evolution, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: April 4, 2016

Zebrafish Development and Genetics, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: April 15, 2016

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.