The Bridge to Baccalaureate (B2B) Program is funded and supported by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The long-term goal is to prepare a diverse cohort of research-oriented students to transfer from Prince George's Community College to Morgan State University (MSU) and complete a baccalaureate degree in STEM disciplines.

Program Details

The MSU/PGCC B2B Program, a collaboration between Morgan State University (MSU) and Prince George's Community College (PGCC), is a "wrap-around" program designed to facilitate a seamless transfer of students from PGCC to Morgan State University in STEM disciplines. MSU Program Coordinators will work with those who transfer to complete their bachelor's degree within a defined timeline.

Program Benefits

  • Financial support.
  • Academic support.
  • Wrap-around mentoring.
  • Mentored research opportunities in the PGCC SRC (see below for details about SRC).
  • Bridge Summer Academy (hosted at MSU during the summer prior to transfer).
  • Automatic membership in the MSU SRC (upon transfer).
  • Mentored research opportunities at MSU.
  • Professional development activities at MSU (upon transfer).

Program Requirements*

  • U.S. citizen or permanent resident.
  • GPA of 2.8 or higher.
  • A major in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math, such as biology, physics, chemistry, cybersecurity, engineering, information technology, and mathematics) or psychology.
  • Within one or two semesters of graduating with an associate's degree by the fall semester.
  • Enrolled in and completed the 1-credit course BIO-1270 (Research Techniques and Methods) at PGCC.
  • A strong interest in biomedical or behavioral research.
  • Membership in the PGCC SRC and active involvement in a mentored research project.
  • Have been accepted and committed to transferring to Morgan State University by the fall semester.

*Some exceptions apply at the discretion of the Program Coordinators.

Overview of the SRC

The MSU Student Research Center (SRC) is a registered MSU undergraduate student organization run by students with the support of the SRC Coordinator and the faculty advisor, Dr. Lisa D. Brown. It was created as a part of the MSU ASCEND Program, an NIH-funded Building Infrastructure Leading to Diversity (BUILD) grant award. The Center encourages networking and research-related enrichment for the students by engaging them in a vibrant research environment, surrounded by and exchanging research ideas with peers and non-peer mentors. The environment fosters the development of novel ideas and creates peer support for conducting research.

Benefits of Membership

  • Gain valuable leadership skills.
  • Receive mentoring from a peer researcher.
  • Create and develop a research idea that is competitive for funding.

The PGCC SRC is a club modeled after the MSU SRC. The club was created to provide PGCC students with a platform to share, develop, and strengthen their research skills and ideas under the guidance of PGCC faculty, who will serve as research mentors. The club is coordinated by the faculty advisor, Dr. Lorraine Clarke, and the MSU/PGCC B2B program coordinator, Dr. Yuda Anriany.

For questions regarding the club and to apply for membership, please contact Dr. Lorraine Clarke at

Steps to Apply for the MSU B2B Program for the 2023-2024 Academic Year

  • Become an active member of the PGCC SRC (deadline to apply is the first week of the fall 2023 semester). 
  • Register for the PGCC BIO-1270 course for fall 2023.
  • Attend the MSU information session in conjunction with the STEM Collegian Center and the Psychology Collegian Center.
  • Apply to MSU by November 1, 2023.
  • Apply to the Bridge program by November 10, 2023.
  • Attend MSU's Explore Morgan Day (late November 2023).

MSU BRIDGE Summer Academy

The MSU BRIDGE Summer Academy will provide BRIDGE Scholars with the opportunity to officially join the Morgan State University community. Attendance will be required for the BRIDGE Summer Academy as it is an integral component of BRIDGE Scholar matriculation. The BRIDGE Summer Academy will allow BRIDGE Scholars to familiarize themselves with our vast campus, accomplished faculty and dedicated staff.

This orientation will include the following:

  • Introductions to academic advisors.
  • Networking with potential research mentors.
  • Tours of STEM and psychology laboratories at MSU.
  • Professional Development Opportunities.
  • Cohort building activities.
  • Research Methodology Training.
  • Review of study skills and available resources for success.

*A stipend is provided to Bridge Scholars for this mandatory component.

Apply Now

Click here to access the application, due on November 10, 2023.

Questions about the application can be sent to and

Contact Information

Yuda Anriany, Ph.D.
PGCC B2B Program Coordinator
Professor, Department of Natural Sciences
Asst. Coordinator, Honors Program
Prince George’s Community College

Amber Hodges, Ph.D.
MSU B2B Program Coordinator
Associate Professor and Associate Chair
Department of Psychology
Morgan State University

Lisa D. Brown, Ph.D.
MSU B2B Program Coordinator
Director, Office of Undergraduate Research
Associate Professor, Department of Biology
Morgan State University