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The Behavioral-Biomedical Interface Program

Applying to the Program

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.

For Fall, 2019 admissions, these are the BBIP faculty who are interested in taking on new students:


Exercise Science


Anthony Alberg Michael Beets Cheryl Armstead
Nansi Boghossian Stacy Fritz Kim Becker
Jan Eberth Mark Sarzynski Rose Booze
Angela Liese Jill Stewart Kate Flory
Jihong Liu Xuewen Wang Steven Harrod
Suzanne McDermott Delia West Charles Mactutus
Anwar Merchant Sara Wilcox Ron Prinz
Susan Steck  Glenn Weaver Dawn Wilson

To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Psychology or Exercise Science, follow this link:

The Graduate School, University of South Carolina

To Apply to BBIP in conjunction with Epidemiology, follow this link:


  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 disabilites, 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.




Exercise Science 



Clinical Community Psychology

Experimental Psychology


Financial support of BBIP trainees: Trainees typically receive an annual support package covering stipend, at the current NIH level, tuition, and fees.