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Students typically apply to join a CMAP cohort of joint Ph.D. students at the end of their first year of graduate studies at Vanderbilt. They will enroll in their first CMAP seminar in the fall of their second year.

Applications include:

  1. Application Form.
  2. Curriculum Vitae
  3. A 3-5 page personal statement. Candidates should describe interests and experiences that qualify them as successful CMAP students. They should also discuss how they expect CMAP to contribute to their future graduate education at Vanderbilt.
  4. Endorsement Form from the Director of Graduate Studies of home department.
  5. One letter of recommendation from a Vanderbilt faculty member familiar with the candidate’s work and research.

Students interested in the program are strongly encouraged to discuss their interest during their first months of graduate studies at Vanderbilt with both the CMAP Program Director and the Director of Graduate Studies in their home department.

The deadline for the next round of applications is March 20, 2021.