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Eligibility Requirements

Acceptance into the McNair Program

You must either:

Qualify as a first generation college student (neither parent has attained a bachelor's degree) and meet low income guidelines established by the U.S. Department of Education


Be a member of an ethnic group that is underrepresented in the graduate education. The U.S. Government currently defines "underrepresented groups" specifically as African-American, Hispanic, Native American, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander.


You Must Also:

Have U.S. citizenship or permanent U.S. residency

Have at least junior standing at SHSU

Have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher at SHSU



Contact the McNair office at mcnair@shsu.edu for more information

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