Applicants must meet all of the following: 

  • Successful completion of 60 credit hours at time of program entry
  • Cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher
  • Commitment to attend graduate school to pursue one of the following:  Ph.D.; Ed.D.; Psy.D.; or D.S.W.
  • U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. resident
  • First-generation college student (neither parent has earned a bachelor's degree) who meets federal low income guidelines OR a member of a group that is underrepresented in graduate education

This is a selective admission program.  Once eligibility is verified, applicants complete a formal application and interview as part of the selection process.



University Center 202

McNair Scholars Program
One University Plaza, MS 1550
Cape Girardeau, Missouri 63701