Summer Programs

Summer Undergraduate Research Program

The Summer Undergraduate Research Program (SURP) is a signature program of the College of Graduate Studies. Undergraduate students, usually rising juniors and seniors, from all over the country come to MUSC for a 10-week, research-intensive experience. A customized didactic program introduces students to foundational and cutting-edge concepts in biomedical science and either neuroscience, cancer biology, or cardiovascular biology.

The keystone of the program, however, is an immersive research experience in an MUSC laboratory. In addition, a number of social events foster a sense of community, and students present their research in a celebratory symposium at the end of the program. Finally, SURP participants can receive up to 15 credits at their home institution.