Bridges to the Doctorate @ Towson University
Are you interested in earning your Ph.D.? Do you have talented students who are considering graduate programs in the biomedical sciences?
The Bridges to the Doctorate (B2D) Program, a partnership with Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (JHUSOM) and the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM), aims to increase the representation of individuals traditionally underrepresented in the biomedical sciences at the doctoral level.
- B2D scholars will complete their master’s degree and thesis research in a laboratory at Towson University and ultimately enroll in a doctoral program at JHUSOM, UMSOM, or elsewhere.
- Activities include rotations in UMSOM and JHUSOM laboratories, travel to conferences, and completion of doctoral-level coursework.
- The B2D program provides educational and financial support to ensure a successful transition to a biomedical Ph.D. program.
- While enrolled at TU, B2D students are provided a tuition waiver, salary, and funding to travel to research conferences.
- Read about our B2D students.
Eligible participants are individuals from the following groups identified as underrepresented in the biomedical, clinical, behavioral, and social sciences:
1. Blacks or African Americans, Hispanics or Latinos, American Indians or Alaska Natives, Native Hawaiians, and other Pacific Islanders.
2. Individuals with disabilities that limit one or more major life activities.
3. Individuals from disadvantaged backgrounds