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Students currently enrolled in Ph.D. programs in the Biomedical Sciences, Psychology, Public Health , Health Outcomes (Pharmaceutical Systems & Policy) , as well as the joint M.D./Ph.D. Medical Scientist Training Program, may apply to the BBS Program.

The entire BBS faculty meets each spring to discuss potential entrants to the program. The academic performance of each student in the first year courses is considered, along with evaluations provided by their Ph.D. program faculty. Only students with an overall first year GPA above 3.2 are typically considered, unless extenuating circumstances are noted.


Flow of BBS Program from application to individual PhD Programs, to consideration for and entry into the T32 training program, to completion of the training program.  Students apply to and are accepted into Biomedical, Psychology, or Public Health PhD Programs.  Students with behavioral research interests are targeted and mentored for possible inclusion in the BBS Program.  Up to two years of T32 support is provided for the most productive and promising students.