admissions

The FAU Max Planck Honors Program is offered across three degrees at the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science (Biology, Psychology, Neuroscience & Behavior) and 4 concentrations at the Harriet L. Wilkes Honors College (Biology, Biology/Chemistry, Neuroscience, Psychology). All students pursuing the above listed degrees are encouraged to apply. No experience is required.

This is a 2-year program that participants will typically apply during their sophomore year to begin the program during the fall semester of their junior year. Students admitted to the FAU-MPHP will need to designate 3-6 elective credits toward fulfilling the course requirements of the program, participate in mentored research, write a thesis, and defend the thesis publicly. Students who successfully complete the FAU-MPHP will receive a designation of “FAU Max Planck Honors” on their final transcript.

Application Deadlines

Students who already have a faculty research mentor:

  • April 30 – Will start the program during following fall semester
  • October 20 – Will start the program during the following spring semester

Students who do not have a faculty research mentor:

  • April 30 – Will start the program during the following fall semester

National Merit Scholars, Finalists, and Semifinalists:

  • Apply at any time of the year and acceptance will be on a rolling basis. Documentation supporting National Merit status will need to be submitted alongside the application.

Application Materials

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