Information For

MARC Application


The MARC U*STAR Program accepts applications continuously.  Selection
Committee will evaluate the application of each candidate and the
three letters of recommendation.  Selection meetings are generally
held late spring. 

The MARC application has five parts.

  1. Application
  2. Three faculty letters of recommendation
    • Letters of recommendation should be submitted directly by the
      writer to
  3. Unofficial transcript(s)
  4. Statement of career objectives 
    • Career Goals
    • Factors that contributed to your decision to study science
    • Your particular area of research interest, why you wish to participate
      in the MARC program and how your participation may help you
      achieve your career goals
  5. Research Experience Essay
    • Brief summary of your research experiences.

Please note:  The MARC is a year-round research training program, for students preparing for doctoral (Ph.D.) education. 

Incomplete applications will not be reviewed



If you have any questions about applying to the MARC program, please feel free to contact Perla Rivas at or 760-750-3681.