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The Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences (GSBS) offers several opportunities to take courses and to participate in research to individuals who have not applied or matriculated into one of our degree programs.

Certificates in Clinical & Translational Science

GSBS and The Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute partner to offer two certificates, one in Clinical and Translational Sciences and the other in Health Economics and Outcomes Research.  Both programs are part-time, and designed for individuals who seek specialized training outside the commitment of a degree program.

Non-Degree Coursework

Individuals who are interested in taking a class without being enrolled in a degree program may take certain courses as a non-degree student. GSBS has a selection of courses available each term; some courses may even be transferrable into a future degree program at our school or elsewhere (conditions apply). Prospective students complete a simple registration process through a single, university-wide online platform.

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Undergraduate Summer Research Program

GSBS is planning for a virtual program for BDBS students for summer 2021.

Our summer research program, Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences (BDBS), requires that participants are US citizens or US permanent residents. The NIH and GSBS encourage applications from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences.

Post-Baccalaureate Internship Program (PREP)

GSBS offers a mentored research experience designed to prepare individuals who have completed bachelor’s degree training for MD/PhD or PhD study. Applicants must be US citizens or US permanent residents. The NIH and GSBS encourage applications from members of groups that are under-represented in the biomedical sciences.

Pathway to the PhD

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.

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