McNair Achievement Program McNair Achievement Program


The McNair Achievement Program at Washington State University prepares first-generation/low-income students, and students from underrepresented backgrounds in graduate education for their future doctoral studies.


The McNair Achievement Program at WSU will be recognized as the university vanguard in preparing undergraduates for graduate education.


The McNair Achievement Program at WSU will provide program participants with graduate education preparation activities and services to include faculty mentored research experiences, coursework focused on the culture of graduate education, and academic and career counseling.

Crysta Cady NCUR 2015


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Ciera Graham, Ph.D.
University of Cincinnati
WSU McNair Alumna

“As a first generation college student, The McNair Achievement Program provided an excellent opportunity for professional socialization. It provided me with the skills and knowledge to  pursue relevant research and teaching experience in graduate school. The mentorship I received in the program is unparalleled and it has played an instrumental role in my success at the doctoral level.”