How to Apply

Application Process

To apply for UM STAR, please submit:

  1. Completed Application Form
  2. Official Undergraduate Transcript (original)
  3. One-Page Personal Statement (see additional information) 
  4. Two Letters of Recommendation (both from faculty members, with one being a professor who had you in a behavioral, life, or biological science course).

Application materials should be sent to:

Official Transcripts should be sent to: James Hagberg, PhD, Department of Kinesiology, University of Maryland School of Public Health, College Park, MD 20742-2611. All materials should be sent as originals.

Further questions can be addressed to: James Hagberg, PhD

Your application must be complete by March 21, 2014 for you to be considered in the initial review of applicants. Those with late completed applications will be reviewed periodically after the application deadline if the initial applicant pool does not fill all of our allotted positions.