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The application period for the
2014-15 PREP program is now closed. Decisions will be made by the beginning of May.

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Prospective Students

About the Program

The University of Massachusetts Amherst PREP is a one-year paid internship program designed to provide recent college graduates the opportunity to strengthen research skills and academic competitiveness in pursuit of a doctoral degree. Applicants must be US citizens or permanent residents. Successful applicants will have completed their undergraduate degree within the last 36 months, and are planning to pursue a Ph.D. in biomedical sciences. UMass PREP is supported by a grant from the National Institute of General Medical Sciences.


  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident
  • Recent college graduate (received your baccalaureate degree within the past 2 years)
  • Intend to pursue a research doctorate upon completion of the PREP experience

Application Deadline

The deadline for admission into the 2014 PREP program is March 30, 2014.