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Pathway to the PhD

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The Pathway to the PhD (P2P) program is a 3-week mentored, hands-on, research-intensive experience for juniors and sophomores that runs during the January break for UMass Boston undergraduates interested in careers in biomedical research.

The 2020 P2P program will run from Friday, January 3 to Friday, January 24.

Admission is by application using our online application.


P2P applications are due Monday, November 13, 2019

Online Application

Apply using our online application.

Preference given to juniors and sophomores; freshmen are not eligible.

Required Application Documents

  • two letters of recommendation from faculty who know you
  • a personal statement
  • a GPA of 3.2 and above is recommended but not required

P2P applicants notified Wednesday, December 4, 2019

For information on the P2P program, contact Aimee Shen, PhD, Program Director.

For information on the application process, contact Ariella Green, Program Coordinator for the Office for Multicultural Affairs

Contact Information

Aimee Shen, PhD
Program Director

Administrative Office
MEB 8th Floor
Ariella Green
Program Administrator
Phone: 617-636-2469

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