Kennesaw State University is proud to sponsor the Peach State Bridges to the Doctorate Program! The program offers support for students from groups underrepresented in biomedical and behavioral sciences to earn masters' degrees in the College of Science and Mathematics innovative research-based graduate programs in Integrative Biology or Chemical Sciences and transition to doctoral programs at major research universities. The program is currently supported by the College of Science and Mathematics. 

We offer cutting-edge training in a small, nurturing, but vigorously active environment. Participants receive training that is simply unavailable anywhere else at the master’s level. Many of our faculty are funded by National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the National Science Foundation (NSF) in various disciplines. Participants are matched with a mentor/coach, create and implement an individual development plan (IDP), pursue research and research training in a variety of biomedically relevant fields and participate in organized doctoral transition activities. Participants may bridge to any biomedical doctoral program of their choice - our alumni are currently pursuing Ph.D.s at Vanderbilt, Emory, Duke, Brandeis and other top-tier research universities.

Bridges scholars should meet all requirements of the masters program of interest and be dedicated to pursuing a Ph.D. in a biomedical field upon completion of their studies at Kennesaw State.

Please take a look around the site. We are very proud of our students and faculty, the research they do and the discoveries they make. But mostly, we are proud of our where our alumni go and what they do - we are quite successful in catalyzing the development of young scientists into thriving Ph.D. students. If you think the Bridges to the Doctorate Program might be right for your next career step or if you simply want more information, please contact the program Co-Directors, Dr. Martin Hudson or Dr. Melanie Griffin.