MSROP Program Overview

MSROP is directed by four goals:

  1. to encourage undergraduate students to give graduate education serious consideration following completion of their undergraduate studies;
  2. to provide talented students with faculty mentors who will introduce them to the methodology of the chosen discipline by involving them in research and scholarly activities;
  3. to create an environment in which the participant and the faculty mentor will be able to assess realistically the student’s potential for and interest in graduate studies; and
  4. to provide a sense of community among the students and an opportunity to develop the networking skills important to building professional bonds within the community.

To work towards these goals, the MSROP program focuses on three principal components (Faculty Mentorship, Graduate School Preparation, Research Skill Development) in the course of the ten-week period.