The MBRS-RISE M.S.-to-Ph.D. Program
Advisory Committee will evaluate the applications of candidates
and three letters of recommendation. Students must enroll in
M.S. programs at Cal State LA in disciplines useful to biomedical
research (chemistry, biochemistry, biophysics, biology, microbiology,
mathematics, or related fields). In addition, students must have:
- demonstrated solid academic ability
in undergraduate course work in biomedically related fields.
A minimum of 2.7 grade point average (and potential to achieve
considerably higher) in an undergraduate science major and strong
letters of recommendation from undergraduate college or university
faculty are regarded as indicating a student of high ability.
It is expected that students will complete the M.S. program with
at least a 3.3. grade point average. Students with lower GPA's
but with great potential for success in a research career are
also encouraged to apply.
- shown a desire to do independent research,
as evidenced through participation in activities such as undergraduate
or industrial research, or other experience.
- demonstrated a commitment to pursuing
graduate education to the Ph.D. in a science useful in biomedical
research after completing the M.S.
- either U.S. citizenship or legal permanent
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to be qualified for the program will be interviewed by the M.S.-to-Ph.D.
Program Advisory Committee, which includes representatives from
Cal State LA, UCLA, UC San Diego, UC Irvine and the U. of Southern
California. The Committee will then make the final determination
on student admission to the program, and communicate their decision
to the applicant.