Program Expectations

In addition to the Bridges Scholars’ master’s degree requirements, the following activities will help students prepare for their Ph.D. aspirations:

First Year

  • Monthly Individual Ph.D. Readiness Team Meetings
  • World of Wonder in Science Seminar Series
  • Professional Development Seminar Series
  • Paid Research Assistantship at RIT Laboratory
  • Attendance at a discipline-based professional conference
  • Fall UR Course: Ethics and Professional Integrity in Research
  • Spring UR Course: Workshop in Scientific Communication

Summer
10 week Research Assistantship at UR Laboratory

Second Year

  • Monthly Individual Ph.D. Readiness Team Meetings
  • World of Wonder in Science Seminar Series
  • Professional Development Seminar Series
  • Paid Research Assistantships at UR Laboratories
  • UR Course: elective in Scholar’s targeted doctoral discipline
  • Present at a discipline-based professional conference