Bridges to the Doctorate

Applications Now Available

Applications for the Bridges to the Doctorate are now available for Academic Year 2024-2025. Review of applications starts April 1, 2024.

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The Bridges to the Doctorate (BTD) Training Program partners with University of California, Irvine to produce a seamless and supportive bridge to the Ph.D. for underrepresented and underserved California State University, Long Beach graduate students interested in biomedical research careers.

The program activities are designed to strengthen students' academic preparation, research training, and professional skills. M.S. students will complete a two-year Master's degree program at CSULB that culminates in the defense of a Master's research thesis.

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The Bridges the Doctorate Program is supported by the National Institute of General Medical Sciences of the National Institutes of Health under Award Number T32GM138075.