Description: The capstone project of the MBRS-RISE Program that guides students through the graduate school application process and how to succeed
on the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) and write a competitive graduate school application.
What are the Project Activities
Graduate school advice and counseling.
Source of graduate school Information
GRE preparation workshop, and . . .
How to prepare the graduate school application package including the personal statement
Is there any Monetary Support? - Yes!
Free GRE preparation workshop at CSU
Partial GRE test fee waiver
What are the Expected Short-term Outcomes?
Increased confidence and familiarity with the GRE exam.
Increased awareness of graduate programs and school options.
Increased GRE scores to acceptable admissions level.
Improved writing skills needed to prepare a competitive graduate school application..
What are the Expected Intermediate-term Outcomes?
Informed choices about existing graduate programs and schools.
Greater probability of getting into a desired graduate school.
Acceptance into programs where you are likely to succeed.
What are the Expected Outcomes in the Long-term?
Successful completion of Ph.D. program.Where can I find more information about graduate programs and financial support while
in graduate school?
Establishment of CSU pipelines to specific graduate programs.
Maintain contacts with CSU faculty as a useful resource while in graduate school.
Here are some useful websites:
Eventually I would like to apply to a Ph.D. program. But I think that I am not quite
ready or have not decided on which program. What are my choices?
There are a number of Ph.D. "BRIDGE" and "PREP" programs hosted at universities around the nation and funded by the NIH. A complete
listing of training programs supported by the NIH may be found at the NIH website.
Who should apply to participate in GRASP?
Juniors and seniors at CSU who have participated in other MBRS-RISE activities and/or have an expressed interest in science and pursuing a Ph.D. in biomedical research.
This page was last updated on 12/16/13