Degree Programs

With the Rochester Bridges to the Doctorate program, getting a doctorate is now more possible than ever.

To become a Bridges Scholar, students must be accepted to a RIT master’s program (listed below).  During their time of training at RIT, Scholars will begin preparations to apply for a Ph.D. program in a biomedical or behavioral science discipline.  The University of Rochester is an excellent option (potential program options listed below), and we encourage our Scholars to submit a number of applications to various universities around the country.  Scholars will prepare for careers as university professors, laboratory directors, and research scientists.

RIT Masters of Science Programs

The following programs offer training relevant to biomedical or behavioral sciences fields:


College of Health Science and Technology

Office of the Provost

University of Rochester Doctoral Programs

Bridges Scholars have the opportunity to take courses and work in laboratories within the following UR Doctoral Programs during their master’s training at RIT: