Ronald E. McNair Program

Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccaluarette Achievement Program

The Ronald E. McNair Post Baccalaureate Achievement Program is funded by the U.S. Department of Education to prepare and encourage students under-represented in graduate education to consider careers in college teaching and to prepare them for graduate study that leads to a doctorate degree. Named for the North Carolina A&T State University magna cum laude graduate, the program at A&T was funded in 1990 as a multi-discipline comprehensive academic support program consisting of an Academic Year Program and a Summer Research Program.

Eligibility Criteria

Admission into the program requires candidates to meet certain criteria defined by the U.S. Department of Education. Each candidate is required to submit a complete application packet including two letters of recommendation and transcripts (unofficial transcripts will be accepted). Because there are a limited number of spots available this is a competitive process and no one is guaranteed entrance. However, we encourage ALL interested and eligible students to apply. Please do not pass up this incredible opportunity!

To be eligible students must:

  • Have completed at least 70 quarter units
  • Have a 3.0 minimum cumulative GPA
  • Hold U.S. citizenship or a permanent residency visa
  • Be a first generation college student from an economically disadvantaged background OR from an ethnic group underrepresented in graduate education (African-American, Chicano/Latino, Native American/Alaskan, or Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander)
  • Intend to pursue a Ph.D. after graduation.