The Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences Program recruits, interviews and select potential students for admissions. Over 20 applications are received each year for the Doctoral Program and more than 40 for the Masters Program; and 4-6 predoctoral students and 6-10 masters students are admitted per year, depending on availability of funds.
The Graduate Education in Biomedical Sciences Program currently has 34 predoctoral and 18 masters students enrolled; less than 20% of these students were recruited from local Atlanta area colleges and universities. The Director of the Ph.D. in Biomedical Sciences Program will recommend students to the MRIAC to review for support by the MSM RISE Program. The Ph.D. graduate students that are selected as MSM RISE participants must be in good academic standing, and at the point of formulating a concept for starting their thesis research prospectus. This point is usually achieved by the student's second year of graduate studies.
The selection process for Masters graduate students will allow the RISE Program to choose students who have an interest in research careers, desires to pursue the Ph.D., and is in good academic standing at the end of their first year.