Founded in memory of physicist and Challenger Astronaut, Dr. Ronald E. McNair, the Ronald E. McNair Postbaccalaureate Achievement Program is designed to increase the number of first-generation, low-income and/or underrepresented students in doctoral programs.
Our goal is to cultivate interest, engage exploration, and encourage pursuit of a doctorate.
Applications now open for Cohort 2020
Applications are currently open for sophomores and juniors interested in pursuing doctoral education beginning this spring.
Important Dates for interested students to keep in mind during the application process:
December: Applicant interviews will take place between December 12th - 23rd.
January: All students will be notified of admission decision
“Whether or not you reach your goals in life depends entirely on how well you prepare for them and how badly you want them. You're eagles! Stretch your wings and fly to the sky.”
– Ronald E. McNair