Bridge to Doctorate

The Bridge-to-the-Doctorate program (BD)* is an NSF initiative within the LSAMP Program to provide former LSAMP baccalaureate degree graduates with a fellowship for graduate studies. The ultimate goal is to increase the number of underrepresented students that obtain a PhD degree in a STEM field.

CSU, Los Angeles has been designated as the site for 2016-2018 cohort of the CSU-Louis Stokes Alliance for Minority Participation – Bridge to the Doctorate (LSAMP-BD) Program.

The LSAMP BD program offers outstanding support at the Master’s level, providing tuition, a generous living stipend ($32,000 each year), health insurance, funds for travel and research, and extensive academic support. This is a wonderful opportunity for students interested in pursuing advanced studies in Science, Engineering, and Math to gain research experience and receive support at the Master’s level in preparation for the Ph.D.

Students with questions may contact Dr. Margaret Jefferson at or call 323-343-2059.

Please contact Lilia ( if you are interested in contacting other potential BD sites. 

CSULA LSAMP Bridge to the Doctorate Application and Information

CSULA Graduate Programs Deadlines

Information on other BD Programs:

SUNY LSAMP BD at Binghampton University




*Contingent upon funding

CSU-LSAMP is funded through the National Science Foundation (NSF) under grant #HRD-1302873 and the Chancellor's Office of the California State University.