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Special Programs

BBS has a number of training opportunities for new students. Please read the descriptions below to learn about eligibility requirements.
The Integrated Graduate Program in Physical and Engineering Biology combines traditional training in the biological sciences with skills and techniques employed in physics and engineering.

Fall 2022: The CAPES-Yale Graduate Scholars Program is on hold for the upcoming 2023-24 academic year.

Yale University and the BBS Program entered a partnership with Brazil and the Brazilian Federal Agency for Support and Evaluation of Graduate Education (CAPES). The CAPES-Yale Graduate Scholars Program is intended to train the most promising Brazilian students and prepares them to become international leaders in academia and industry. Students are jointly funded by CAPES and Yale and are eligible to join any BBS Track. They participate in all regular BBS academic activities and additionally participate in specialized professional development programs exclusively for them. Yale has helped to train Brazilian leaders for almost 200 years and looks forward to training a new generation of scientists and scholars.

Through this joint venture between the University of Puerto-Rico and Yale, students have the opportunity to gain a combined M.D./Ph.D. degree. Students must apply to medical school at UPR and graduate school in BBS at Yale University. If admitted to both programs, students conduct their medical training at UPR and their Ph.D. research at Yale.
The CSC-Yale World Scholars in Biomedical Sciences recruits top applicants from nine of China's best universities for specialized training in the BBS Program.
Recognizing the long-standing applicability of the PhD beyond the academy and the increasing relevance of sophisticated management analysis in the highly varied positions held by many PhD recipients, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences (GSAS) will join with the School of Management (SOM) to offer one of the first joint degrees of its kind, the MBA/Ph.D.