Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD Bridge Program

The Fisk-Vanderbilt Masters-to-PhD Bridge Program was designed by Fisk and Vanderbilt faculty dedicated to expanding opportunities for students to succeed in earning a PhD.  This program is intended for motivated students who seek careers in the natural sciences, but who may need (or want) additional coursework, training, or research experience before beginning PhD-level work.

The program is flexible and highly individualized to the goals of the student.  Courses are selected to address any gaps in undergraduate preparation, and research experiences are designed to help pave the way for PhD-level work in the chosen area of study.  While at Fisk, students enjoy regular interaction with Vanderbilt faculty and graduate students.  This includes access to research facilities and instructional opportunities at Vanderbilt and, in some cases, Master’s thesis work performed under the supervision of Vanderbilt faculty.

In all cases, the Fisk-Vanderbilt MA to PhD Bridge Program develops mentoring relationships between students and faculty that will foster a successful transition from the Masters to the PhD.

More details here

Administrative Contacts

Kelly Holley-Bockelmann, PhD
Professor of Physics and Astronomy
Vanderbilt University

Arnold Burger, PhD
Professor of Physics
Fisk University

Dina Myers Stroud, PhD
Executive Director