The mission of the PREP program is to better prepare underrepresented minority undergraduate students for graduate education in psychology. PREP will engage students in research early in thier college career, facilitate positive relationships between minority students, faculty, advisors, and peers, and to prepare minority students to pursue doctoral level education. PREP is an opportunity to get involved on campus and receive one-on-one mentoring from psychology faculty members, including the Director of Undergraduate Studies, Dr. Naz Salahuddin. This program will assist students in maximizing their undergraduate educational experience and prepares them to be competitive candidates for graduate level training in psychology.


Benefits of PREP and PREP+

  • Research experience

  • Networking

  • Professional Development

  • Graduate School Preparation


PREP Program Timeline

  • Spring of first year - PSYC309P: PREP for Psychology (1 credit course, Spring 2018)

  • Fall of second year - PSYC309R: PREP for Research (1 credit course, Fall 2018)

  • Spring of second year - Involvement in Labs on Campus & PREP Power Hours (group mentoring sessions)

PREP+ Program Timeline

  • Students who were successful in the PREP program will be invited to join PREP+. Juniors and seniors who did not participate in PREP are invited to join PREP+.

  • Spring of third year: PREP for Graduate School (1 credit course)

  • Fourth year - Involvement in Labs on Campus & PREP Power Hours & Applying to Graduate School and Jobs

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must have declared Psychology as their major

  • For PREP, must be a first or second year student in good standing

  • For PREP+, must be a junior or senior who has successfully completed PREP, and/or has research experience and a minimum of a 3.0 GPA


If you have any questions about the PREP program please feel free to contact the Department of Psychology’s Office of Undergraduate Studies at 301-405-5866 or prep [at] ().



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