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Social and Behavioral Sciences Graduate School Ph.D. Preparatory Program (SBS Triple P or PPP)  


The UF Social and Behavioral Sciences Graduate School Ph.D. Preparatory Project (SBS Triple P), provides opportunities for undergraduate students from social and behavioral sciences including mathematics to conduct research over a 2-year period with a faculty member in their desired area of research. Please note, this program is not appropriate for students wanting law, medical, dental, veterinary, and MBA degrees, etc.

The key objective of the SBS Triple P project is to provide to real social and behavioral science research experiences in preparation for entry into quality Ph.D. programs. Scholars will begin research in their junior year and continue up to graduation. Additionally, students will have opportunities to present their research at various conferences and participate in summer research at other universities. 

Program Requirements:

  • A full interest in pursuing a Ph.D. (students interested in professional schools should not apply).
  • Take the GRE before the end of spring of junior year.
  • Submit completed graduate school applications before the end of September
  • Have no less than a 2.8 GPA.
  • Participate and present at research conferences.
  • Participate in summer research at a major university or research center after junior year.
  • Establish and maintain a satisfactory relationship with their faculty research preceptor.

Scholarship:  Students will receive a stipend/award of $3,000 for each completed fall and spring semester.

All applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. All sections of this application must be completed before it can be submitted. Inaccurate information will disqualify you from consideration for acceptance the to UF SBS Triple P. (Application form will be available online only)

The current SBS Triple P is a project designed to expose underrepresented students in non-stem disciplines, with the exception of mathematics, to research and graduate education.  The information in this application is strictly confidential and will only be used to determine eligibility and fit for the program. 

I hereby grant the University of Florida Office of Graduate Diversity Initiatives permission to access and review my academic records for the purpose of verifying my eligibility and adding in my potential selection for the program.  (Click the box to the left to agree with the statement)

Additionally, I certify that all of the information provided in the application above is true and correct to the best of my knowledge. Electronically sign document