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College of Arts & Sciences
The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program

Applying to the Program

To be considered, prospective applicants must apply jointly to BBIP and to the disciplinary program of interest. Applicants must be a US citizen or US permanent resident to apply. To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply to their department of interest early. The Psychology Department has a December deadline. The Exercise Science and Epidemiology Departments have varying deadlines. Check with your department of interest on specific deadlines.

To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Psychology or Exercise Science, follow this link:

To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Epidemiology, follow this link:

*Embedded in the online application, is the following section:

Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (BBIP) Supplemental Questions:

1) What are your reasons for applying to the BBIP?

2) Please describe your career goals and the steps for achieving those goals.

3) Please describe aspects of your background which you believe have helped to prepare you for the biomedical training (e.g., in biological sciences, anatomy, neuroscience, or any scientific area that might be relevant) that BBIP will add to your behavioral science doctoral training.

*Please fill out all 3 questions.

Profile of successful candidates for admission to BBIP:

  • Excellent academic record (e.g., undergraduate GPA 3.5 or higher)
  • Competitive scores on the Verbal and Quantitative portions of the Graduate Record Exam
  • Some prior coursework related to biological/biomedical disciplines
  • Strong interest in research in the behavioral and biomedical sciences
  • Plans to pursue a scientific career

Individuals who are members of historically under-represented groups are strongly encouraged to apply.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact one of the three participating departments to obtain more information about these doctoral programs that are coordinating with BBIP.



Exercise Science 




Financial support of BBIP trainees

Trainees typically receive an annual support package covering stipend, at the current NIH level, tuition, and fees.