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Department of Psychology

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How to Apply

To be considered, prospective applicants must apply jointly to BBIP and to the disciplinary program of interest. Applicants must be a US citizen or US permanent resident to apply. To ensure full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply to their department of interest early. The Psychology Department has a December deadline. The Exercise Science and Epidemiology Departments have varying deadlines. Check with your department of interest on specific deadlines.

BBIP faculty interested in taking on new students for fall, 2024 admissions

To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Psychology or Exercise Science visit 
The Graduate School, University of South Carolina.

To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Epidemiology visit Sophas.

Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program (BBIP) Supplemental Questions:

  1. What are your reasons for applying to the BBIP?
  2. Please describe why you want to be a scientist, what your career goals are and the steps for achieving these goals.
  3. What are your reasons for applying to the BBIP
  4. Please describe aspects of your background which you believe have helped to prepare you for the biomedical training (e.g., in biological sciences, anatomy, neuroscience, or any scientific area that might be relevant) that BBIP will add to your behavioral science doctoral training.
  5. Please provide a brief description of your prior research experience.

Profile of successful candidates for admission to BBIP:

  • Plans to pursue a scientific/research career with a strong interest in behavioral and biomedical topics
  • Excellent academic record
  • Active participation in research activities
  • Prior coursework related to biological/biomedical disciplines

Individuals who are members of historically under-represented groups, including individuals with disabilities, are strongly encouraged to apply to apply to BBIP.

Prospective applicants are encouraged to contact one of the three participating departments to obtain more information about these doctoral programs that are coordinating with BBIP. For questions regarding the program and/or application, please contact Aimee Stanczyk-Norrell at


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