Preparing for Graduate School

Interested in Graduate School?

Graduate school is about research–it’s a time for structured exploration and analysis of a topic YOU value. The McNair Scholars Program offers the opportunity to learn and work in an environment that supports your scholarship, enriches your perspectives, and challenges your ideas. Your research is a reflection of your ideas and work, further shaped by the intellectual influences of professors and other students in your department.

Summer Research

The major component of the McNair Scholars Program is an intensive summer research program. McNair Scholars will conduct original research in collaboration with a faculty mentor, and have opportunities to publish and present their work at a professional conference. For this work, Scholars receive both a research and room and board stipend and acquire the research tools needed for graduate study.