Troy University has been recognized by Princeton Review, U.S. News and World Report, Military Times and more as having some of the best undergraduate programs in the Southeast and nation. Whether you are graduating from high school, transferring from a two-year school, or completing your degree as a working adult, TROY offers a wide variety of associate and baccalaureate degrees that will open doors to career opportunities.
Graduate study can help you achieve your career goals! Holders of advanced degrees will be in high demand in the next 10 years, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, and U.S. Census data shows that advanced degrees increase pay and prosperity Troy University’s Graduate School offers advanced degrees in all five of the University’s academic colleges: education, business, arts and sciences, health and human services, and communication and fine arts. In addition, TROY’s commitment to flexibility means that you have in-class, online and blended options. Plan for your next career by completing your graduate education at TROY. Innovation, knowledge and creativity are all elements for success. Get started today!
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Campus visits are the most important aspect of the college decision making process. Visits give you the opportunity to discover what makes our unique University the right fit for you. TROY welcomes you to come and see what makes our campus different, one that you will want to consider your home away from home.
We invite you to register for a visit Monday - Friday at 10:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. or on specified Saturdays for a TROY Tour or Trojan Day event.
*Students interested in visiting other Alabama campuses must contact the specific campus for visit information and registration as available dates and times vary.
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TROY Service Centers meet the needs of working adults, including military, government agency civilians, teachers and future business leaders who want the opportunities that come with earning a degree. Because adult learners often have different educational needs than traditional students, courses are provided at times and in formats designed around people who work and have other commitments for their time.
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The Troy University McNair Scholars Program prepares first generation, economically disadvantaged, and/or underrepresented undergraduates for graduate school by providing them with graduate-level research experience and support for the graduate application process. Beginning this Spring Term/Semester 2018, scholars will attend monthly seminars, which train them in research writing and design, presentations, etc. Scholars are offered intensive advisement throughout the academic year and travel opportunities to present research at conferences and/or campus visits. During the Summer Term/Semester 2018, scholars will engage in a research internship consisting of a Graduate Record Exam (GRE) prep course and a Research and Graduate School Strategies course while conducting research.
McNair Scholars Application Packet
McNair: All McNair Scholars are selected on a competitive basis. In order to be considered for acceptance into the McNair Scholars program, an applicant must meet the following criteria:
Students must display a true commitment to pursuing graduate studies. Scholars must agree to participate in ALL of the following: monthly seminars, weekly advisement, workshops, faculty mentored research project, a retreat, summer research design/graduate school 101 class, summer GRE prep course, and a McNair Scholars Research Conference. Failure to adhere to attendance requirements is grounds for dismissal. Participants are required to maintain a minimum of a 2.5 cumulative GPA.
Scholars will participate in a summer research project under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Scholars will receive up to $2,800 for an approved research project and completion of all research component activities. Additionally, select scholars will have opportunities to travel to research conferences to present their research and/or to campuses of universities with graduate programs that fit their research interests. Successful McNair Scholars will have access to McNair-specific graduate school application fee waivers and scholarships/fellowships offered by a variety of universities throughout the country.
All applicants must submit two (2) letters of recommendation either Troy University professors or professors from your
attendance at a prior college or university. Your application will be read and scored by Troy University McNair scholars search
Yes, this is acceptable if you cannot secure strong letters from Troy University faculty.
Faculty (academic) letters are best. The recommender should speak to your ability to do research.
No application material will be considered past the application deadline.
In order to participate as a McNair Scholar, you must be enrolled in the Spring Semester and available to do full-time research
during the Summer. For example, to be a part of our 2017-18 Cohort, you must be enrolled at Troy University in the Spring 2018
semester and available to conduct research during Summer 2018.
No, we can work with you to find a faculty mentor if you are accepted into the program and do not already have a mentor. If
you have already secured a mentor, please mention it in your application.
We are unfortunately unable to admit students with a GPA that is under a 2.5. If you are an eligible student in your Junior year
at Troy University, we encourage you to work on raising your GPA and reapply during your Senior year.
No, you must be available
to do research from June through early August. If your research requires you to travel, then you must be granted permission and
return to Troy University by early July.
It is recommended that you focus solely on your research during the summer. However, you may petition to work or take a
class during the summer if necessary.
Yes, if there are any issues with receiving your stipend, please contact us immediately to resolve the issue.
Generally, in the spring semester you will work on your research proposal. During the summer, you will implement your
research project and present your work at our annual Ronald E. McNair Symposium, held on the Troy University campus. In the
fall semester, you will publish your work in the McNair Research Journal and apply to graduate school.
Describe it to the best of your ability for the application. Your topic may change once you are admitted into the program.
You may defer enrollment until fall semester. However, it is recommended that you make the necessary adjustments to take
the course during the summer. This will allow you to focus on your course work, publications/thesis, and applications to graduate
school during the Fall Semester.
Debora Pettway, Ph.D., Interim McNair Coordinator
(334) 983-6556 ext 1215
Mary Griffin, M.S., Trio Director
Hal Fulmer, Ph.D., Associate Provost