Preparing Undergraduates for Graduate Study

McNair Scholars Program

The purpose of the McNair Scholars Program is to provide enriching experiences that prepare eligible students for doctoral study. If you’re a sophomore, junior or non-graduating senior, and meet the eligibility requirements, you are strongly encouraged to apply!

2021-22 Cohort Group Photos

Latest From McNair

  • McNair Applications are now available and due Friday, February 24, 2023!
  • Informational Sessions:
    • Thursday, January 19th at 5:00pm in 113 Arts & Science Building
    • Wednesday, February 1st at 5:00pm in 113 Arts & Science Building
    • Or set up a meeting with our assistant director, Jeremy Bloss in MUConnect!
  • Discover  meets Thursdays at 5pm. If you’re interested in joining, please contact our graduate assistant!
  • McNair grant secured for another 5 years: The Legacy Continues

Discover Program

Discover is a program that invites freshman, sophomore and junior participants to:

  • examine graduate education opportunities and career trends by discipline
  • discover the benefits of pursuing an advanced degree in their particular fields
  • explore strategies for academic success both as an undergraduate and a graduate student
  • and learn about paid summer research opportunities