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 36 months)
  • Intend to pursue a research doctorate upon completion of the PREP experience

Application Deadline

For the 2023-2024 PREP cohort, we will begin reviewing applications on February 15, 2023 and continue reviewing until all six slots are filled.