Undergraduate Admission Requirements:

  • Major in Biology or Chemistry
  • Very high enthusiasm and an equally strong resolve in pursuing a research doctorate.
  •  Science GPA of 3.0
  • Maintain full time student status throughout each semester.
  • Prior experience in undergraduate research at one of UPR laboratories doing biomedical research for at least 1 semester.
  • Spend sufficient time in the laboratory to make adequate research progress (at least 15 hrs./week during semester and 37.5 hrs./week summer) in order to develop a full project.
  • Only UPR, Río Piedras Campus research mentors.
  • Present results at one scientific conference per year.
  • Undergraduate (sophomore and junior year) will apply to at least three summer internship in the US and participate in at least one outside research summer experience.
  • Prepare for Graduate (PhD) program admission by preparing for and taking the GRE.
  • No crossover between MARC and RISE accepted students.
  • Student progress will be evaluated each semester by the steering committee in order to assure research and academic progress.


Graduate Admission Requirements:

  • Biology or Chemistry Major
  • Have demonstrated a high degree of excellence in academics and research
  • Be a full time student
  • GPA 3.00
  • Biomedical research project
  • Only UPR, Río Piedras Campus research mentors
  • Present results in scientific conferences
  • Pursuing a Posdoctoral Position


Undergraduate Application (Download Word Format)

Graduate Application (Download Word Format)