HOW TO APPLY FOR THE MBRS RISE PROGRAM at UTB/TSC
Prerequisites for Admission
- Be in good academic standing.
- Must be enrolled full-time (12 credit hours) at UTB/TSC.
- Be sincerely interested in a biomedical career in academic research or public health and be willing to extend your education beyond a baccalaureate degree to achieve it. Have a desire to get a head start by participating in academic research sponsored by the RISE program.
- Satisfactorily complete two lower-division science courses required by your major and/or by the university’s General Education program and possess a total of 60 semester credit hours to qualify as a junior by the conclusion of the summer semesters.
- Must be majoring in a science discipline such as biology, chemistry or physics. Psychology majors are also encouraged to apply.
- Students must have and maintain a 3.0 GPA or greater for entrance and continuation in the program.
- Students should take the SAT or ACT
- Be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident of the U.S.
Return the following items to the MBRS RISE Program Office, LHSB 2.202 or mail to the MBRS RISE Program, UTB/TSC, 80 Fort Brown, Brownsville, Texas 78520.
- Submit current up-to-date transcripts of academic work from all higher education institutions you have attended. Unofficial transcripts are acceptable.
- A typed 500 word essay stating: Why would you like to join the MBRS RISE Program, and what is/are your specific interests(s) in research and the biomedical sciences. How do you look at this opportunity to pursue a doctorate in Biomedical Sciences?
- SAT/ACT Scores
- A copy of your current degree plan, signed
- A current photo
Once you have qualified for the MBRS-RISE through your application, a representative of the program will contact you to proceed with the Faculty Mentor Interviews.
A Final Note:
Do not allow shyness or hesitation about an application prevent you from participating is this program. If you are strongly motivated to pursue a career in research and have difficulty with the personal statement or other parts of your application, see the program coordinator for advice. If a doctoral degree in Biology or Chemistry is your goal, our program will benefit you greatly, both in the present by allowing you to obtain valuable research experience, and in the future with admission to special off-campus undergraduate summer research programs and doctoral (Ph.D.) programs.
Additional information may be obtained from Sandra Gerace, LHSB 2.202 or firstname.lastname@example.org