Diverse Academic Opportunities Program

Diverse Academic Opportunities Program

Diverse Academic Opportunities Program
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Diverse Academic Opportunities Program


About UCF’s Diverse Academic Opportunities Program

The UCF Diverse Academic Opportunities Program is a two-day event (October 3 and 4, 2019) for prospective doctoral applicants from underrepresented populations in higher education to learn more about the programs they’re interested in before applying to graduate study at UCF. For instance, this might be women who are interested in the STEM fields or Hispanic/Latino populations pursuing a PhD degree in Psychology. See first-hand the UCF campus and facilities we have to offer and support you in your academic goals. Preference will be with diverse or underrepresented applicants who are prepared to apply for a doctoral program in Fall of 2020 or Fall of 2021. The College of Graduate Studies will pay all costs of the visit including transportation, lodging, local travel from and to the airport, and meals.

The October 2019 session of the Diverse Academic Opportunities Program is limited to a maximum of 25 potential doctoral applicants.

During your visit to UCF, you will have the opportunity to:

How to Apply

Complete the Application Form by Wednesday, August 14, 2019.

Application Form (available soon)

Please have the following materials available for submission when you are ready to apply:

  1. A copy of current transcripts, unofficial are accepted.
  2. An academic resume or CV.
  3. GRE scores if available.
  4. A personal statement of interest, no more than 650 words, discussing past research or creative efforts.
  5. A nomination letter from a previous faculty member or mentor.

For more information, please contact the Associate Director, Recruiting, Leben Goldman, Leben.Goldman@ucf.edu.