Apply to Non-Degree Programs
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.
The Certificate in Clinical & Translational Science was developed by the Clinical & Translational Science Program faculty and is offered as a partnership between GSBS and the Tufts Clinical and Translational Sciences Institute. The program is specifically designed for physicians and health care professionals who seek training in clinical research but do not wish to commit to a degree program.
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.
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.
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.
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.