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Postbaccalaureate Research Education Programs (PREP)

These programs offer one/two years of additional preparation (i.e., coursework, research, GRE preparation, etc.) before applying to Ph.D. programs. Some of them may grant a masters when you complete the program. They may offer a offer a stipend/fellowship to program participants. Deadlines vary by program.

Arizona State University (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: March 30, 2014

Baylor College of Medicine (SMART PREP)
9-12 months
Deadline to Apply: April 16, 2014

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2014

Emory University (PREP)
Unavailable for 2014-2015 year.

Fisk-Vanderbilt (Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program)
2 years
Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2014

Ohio State University (Discovery PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: Applications taken on a rolling basis, last day April 30, 2014

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Biology-Biotechnology-Bridge Program)
Unavailable for the 2014-2015 year.

Mayo Clinic College of Medicine (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2014

Mount Sinai School of Medicine (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2014

Tufts University (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: May 15, 2014

University of Alabama at Birmingham (PREP Scholar’s Program)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: February 3, 2014

UC Santa Cruz (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2014

University of Chicago (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2014

University of Kansas (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: April 15, 2014

University of Massachusetts Amherst (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: April 1, 2014

University of Michigan (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: Spring 2014

University of Missouri (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: Applications taken on a rolling basis, last day March 15, 2014

University of New Mexico (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: Applications taken on a rolling basis

University of North Carolina (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: February 28, 2014

University of Pennsylvania (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2014

University of Rochester (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: May 1, 2014

University of South Carolina (PREP)
2 years
Deadline to Apply: Now accepting for Fall 2014

University of Texas (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: March 31, 2014

University of Washington (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: February 10, 2014

Virginia Commonwealth University (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: March 15, 2014

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: Rolling basis, no later than March 1, 2014

Wake Forest University Health Sciences (PREP)
1-2 years
Deadline to Apply: March 1, 2014

Wright State University (GRAD PREP)
1 year
Deadline to Apply: Rolling basis, beginning of application review is March 15, 2014