The Mechanisms of Disease & Translational Science Track (MoDTS) - Applying to MoDTS

MoDTS welcomes applications from anyone who has completed an application in the same year for admission to the Division of Basic Science (DBS) in the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences. MoDTS is committed to increasing diversity in the translational science workforce. Students from historically underrepresented ethnic groups are particularly encouraged to apply.

On the application to the DBS, please indicate your wish to be considered for acceptance into MoDTS by checking the box next to “Mechanisms of Disease” as one of the three programs you are most likely to join.

Additionally, after completion and submission of the DBS application on Dec 1, 2014, please follow up by submitting the MoDTS application by the Dec. 2 deadline by emailing it to and copying Note that the MoDTS deadline is slightly later than the DBS application deadline, to make it easier for the applicants.

Acceptance into the track will be based on multiple criteria, particularly the student’s passion for medically oriented translational research. Applicants will be notified of acceptance into the MoDTS track at the same time they are notified of acceptance to the graduate school. Up to eight new students may enter the MoDTS track each year. If MoDTS is oversubscribed, applicants may be placed on a waiting list. First-year graduate students who did not initially matriculate into MoDTS may also be offered spots on a space-available basis. However, we encourage applicants to seek admission into MoDTS prior to matriculation due to the limited number of MoDTS slots.

Deadline: December 2, 2014
MoDTS Application