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 funded by the National Institutes of Health (Grant GM111565). (And while we think participants will get the best training at KSU, there are other Bridges programs - check them out, too!)

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) and participate in organized doctoral transition activities at our Ph.D. partners, though participants may matriculate to any biomedical doctoral program of their choice.

We boast a 100% doctoral transition rate. Our alumni are currently pursuing Ph.D.s at Vanderbilt, Emory, Brandeis and other top-tier research universities.

Participating students receive full tuition waivers, $19,800/yr stipend and travel support. We are currently recruiting applicants for our August, 2020 incoming class. Applicants 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.

For more information, please explore the site and contact the Director.