Are You Eligible?
The McNair program is based on the premise that many undergraduate students possess the aptitude for advanced degrees. However, some promising students can be overlooked, especially those who are characterized as "disadvantaged." Therefore the McNair program seeks to bridge this gap between aptitude and access. In order to apply to the program you must:
Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or greater (on a 4-point scale)
Have successfully completed at least 60 semester course hours prior to the first day of the first internship
Be a U.S. Citizen or Permanent Resident
|Be enrolled in a major that is served by the program|
Express a sincere interest in doctoral study
|Have at least one semester left in your education AFTER completing the McNair Summer Internship|
You must also meet one of the following criteria:
- Be a low-income and first-generation college student
- Low-income status is determined by the program office and is in accordance with federal guidelines.
- First generation means that neither custodial parent(s)/ guardian (s) graduated with a four year degree prior to your 18th birthday.
- Be a student that is classified as an underrepresented minority at the graduate level, defined as:
- Native American
- Pacific Islander or Alaskan Native
- PLEASE NOTE: ALL RACES/ETHNICITIES ARE ELIGIBLE TO APPLY TO THE PROGRAM AS LONG AS YOU MEET ONE OF THE ABOVE CRITERIA.
The successful applicant will also:
- Be willing to devote sufficient time to the McNair internship
- Possess emotional maturity and the ability to collaborate with others
- Be motivated to learn through creative and non-traditional modes
- Be open to self-reflection and guidance
Click on the Applications link, to the left, to begin the process.