RISE Graduate Studies

The program objectives of the MS Degree program are to:

  1. Increase the number of undergraduate and MS level graduate students who are academically successful in the sciences;
  2. Increase undergraduate and MS level graduate students’ skills, preparation and commitment to conduct research; and
  3. Improve individualized undergraduate and graduate students’ competitiveness for entering and completing PhD level programs in the biomedical/behavioral Sciences.
  • A two-week bridge to the Masters to im-prove the transition from undergraduate school to the Masters programs
  • Seminar, Journal Clubs and Saturday Acad-emies
  • Visits to Ph.D. Programs
  • GRE and Applications
  • Mentored Experiences
  • Tuition Remission
  • Health Coverage
  • Attractive pay


  • US Citizen or Permanent resident
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher
  • Acceptance into biomedical related Masters Program
  • Intention to obtain a Ph.D. in one of the biomedical sciences

Deadline for the RISE Graduate Scholar Program Application is:

Fall — May 15
Spring — October 15

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