NOTE:  This is NOT the application.  This is simply an interest survey.

Greetings! Glad you stopped by. We work with low income, first generation, underrepresented college students who want to get their Ph.D.'s. Have you ever thought about becoming a researcher? Are you super excited about your particular field or area of study?

McNair is currently seeking undergraduate students who will be enrolled at CMU through May 2018 or BEYOND.  We are looking for students who have intense curiosity and want to become experts and leaders in their field. You can certainly become a professor with your Ph.D. but there are lots of other options as well.

PLEASE NOTE: we are looking for students who want to become researchers and get their Ph.D. If you want to become a medical doctor, lawyer, physical therapist, social worker, things like this, then you would NOT be a fit for the McNair program since those careers require a "professional" degree.

If you are interested in research and think you want to get your Ph.D., then you need to pursue McNair. If we think you meet our program requirements based on the information below, we will contact you to set up a personal session ASAP. Thanks much and looking forward to meeting you.

Please see for more information or call 774-1364 to chat with our program assistant, Kim Whitney.


* 1. Name.

* 2. Email.

* 3. Phone number (best).

* 4. Where are you from and how did you end up @ CMU?

* 5. Are you a first generation college student? This means that neither of your parents have received a bachelor's degree - they could have an associate's and/or attended some college though.

* 6. Do you receive a Pell grant? Even better, if you can somewhat easily get this information, what was your parent's TAXABLE income from last year's tax return and how many people are claimed on their tax form?

* 7. What is your ethnicity?

* 8. Key data.

* 9. How are you feeling about your major area of study and how/why did you decide on this particular area?

* 10. Describe your IDEAL career or job.

* 11. What kind of education do you require for your IDEAL career or job?

* 12. Describe your personality. What is unique about YOU?

* 13. Why do you think you would like to get your Ph.D.? What area of study do you anticipate getting your Ph.D. in?

* 14. Have you been involved in any research to date? If so, please describe.

* 15. What kind of research are you interested in doing?

* 16. How did you hear about McNair?

* 17. Please feel free to include any additional comments that would help us in determining whether you would be a good fit for the McNair program.

Thank you for your interest in the McNair Program!  **Please note that this is not the official application, but simply an interest survey.