CPP-UCR Master's Bridges to PhD (B2D) Program

Applicant Eligibility and Requirements


  • Bachelor’s in a STEM discipline with a Science GPA of 3.0 or better.
  • Admittance into the CPP MS program with full-time status. 
  • Underrepresented racial and ethnic groups, low socio-economic backgrounds and/or those with disabilities.
  • US citizen or student with permanent visa seeking to pursue a PhD degree in the biomedical and related sciences.
  • Applicants should send the completed application form, their personal essay, a copy of their complete transcript (pdf format), along with three letters of recommendation electronically to the Program Administrator, Ms. Airan Alvarado Jansen (adalvarado@cpp.edu).
  • One cohort of 4 students will be accepted per year. Application deadline for each cohort will be April 15th.
  • Students on a pre-medical track (MD) are not eligible for this program, as indicated by NIH.