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Program Requirements


All UMBC McNair Scholars are required to commit in writing to all program requirements and expectations. Some of the requirements and expectations include:

  • Participation in the UMBC McNair Summer Research Institute or a summer research program at other institutions
  • Engage in research or scholarly activities supported by their Faculty Research Mentors
  • Write a research proposal and conduct research that will be presented at a national conference and the UMBC McNair Research Conference
  • Attendance at weekly and/or bi-weekly McNair seminars/workshops
  • Preparation for the GRE general examination
  • Completion of PhD degree within ten (10) years of attaining a bachelor’s degree
  • Register for the fall and spring McNair designated course for Research Methods
  • Meet all other program requirements as outlined in scholar contract