July 31, 2014


Marine Biological Laboratory Application Forms Course Application Procedures:

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: Extended to February 7, 2014

Analytical & Quantitative Light Microscopy, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: January 14, 2014

Biological Discovery in Woods Hole Summer Opportunity for Undergraduate Research
Application Deadline: March 15, 2014 (application available mid-January 2014)

Biology of the Inner Ear: Experimental and Analytical Approaches
Course not offered in 2014

Computational Image Analysis in Cellular and Developmental Biology (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 13, 2014

Frontiers in Stem Cells and Regeneration, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 25, 2014

Fundamental Issues in Vision Research (Online Application)
Application Deadline: April 25, 2014

Gene Regulatory Networks for Development (Online Application)
Application Deadline: July 14, 2014

Immunohistochemistry and Microscopy (Online Application)
Application Deadline: January 14, 2014

Methods in Computational Neuroscience, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: March 6, 2014

Molecular Biology of Aging, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: March 11, 2014

Molecular Mycology, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: Extended to March 14, 2014

Optical Microscopy, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: June 11, 2014

Semester in Environmental Science (Application)
Application Deadline: March 26, 2014

Summer Program in Neuroscience, Ethics & Survival (SPINES), (Online Application)
Application Deadline: February 14, 2014

Strategies and Techniques for Analyzing Microbial Population Structures (Online Application)
Application Deadline: Extended to April 15, 2014

Workshop on Molecular Evolution, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: Extended to April 15, 2014

Zebrafish Development and Genetics, (Online Application)
Application Deadline: Extended to April 25, 2014

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 2014. 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 EEO Affirmative Action Institution. 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.