Selection Process

Ten graduate students will be selected each year from among applicants to Master’s in Biology(MA/MS) and Professional Science Master of Biotechnology (MBT) programs. Graduate applicants from other departments and colleges with suitable background will be considered as well (e.g. Health Science, Bioengineering and Computer Science). Biological Sciences M.A. and M.S. candidates have career goals in basic research and emphasize a specialty through their program of study. Master’s candidates in MBT program are seeking careers in the private sector emphasizing product development and commercialization. Both these programs provide advanced laboratory training, but have distinct career trajectories.

Students accepted into the SJSU SCILL Program are primarily California residents and representative of California demographics.

Trainee Selection Timeline