The Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program


The Ronald McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program is a premier graduate school preparatory program for talented undergraduate students. The McNair Program provides undergraduate students with the a 2-year experience where they will serve as a Classroom Assistant (CA) and conduct an academic research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor, while they prepare for future graduate school enrollment.

Named after Ronald McNair, one of the first African American astronauts, the program is designed to increase the number of students in doctoral degree programs who are low-income and first generation backgrounds, as well as students from groups traditionally underrepresented in graduate education (African Americans, Latino Americans, and Native Americans/Alaska Natives).

The McNair program is funded by a grant from the United States Department of Education. The program is housed in the Russell Conwell Educational Services Center, Office of the Senior Vice Provost for Undergraduate Studies.

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