The Bridge to PhD is a master’s program in mathematics offered by the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of this program is to increase the number of PhD’s awarded in mathematics at Penn to members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented. This program is different than conventional master’s programs as students will be fully funded and prepared for direct entry into the PhD program. This program was inspired by the success of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD program in physics, biology and chemistry. 

The Bridge to PhD is a master’s program in mathematics offered by the University of Pennsylvania. The goal of this program is to increase the number of PhD’s awarded in mathematics at Penn to members of groups that are traditionally underrepresented. This program is different than traditional master’s programs as students will be fully funded and prepared for direct entry into the PhD program. This program was inspired by the success of the Fisk-Vanderbilt Master’s-to-PhD program in physics, biology and chemistry. 

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How The Program Works

Earn a master’s degree in mathematics at Penn with full funding

Fast track admission to Penn’s PhD program in mathematics

Receive mentoring and help at each step of the process 

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Seeking Students

Undergraduate majors in the mathematical sciences

Students motivated to pursue a PhD in math, but may need extra training 

Apply by February 1, 2017

What the Program Provides

Tuition and fees

Health insurance 

$25,000 stipend per year

Assistance with applications and job placement

Department of Mathematics
David Rittenhouse Laboratory
209 South 33rd Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104-6395

Monica Pallanti
math@math.upenn.edu
(215) 898-8178 & 898-8627
Fax: (215) 573-4063