Psychology Research Empowerment Program (PREP)

 

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 incredible 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

  • Research experience

  • Networking

  • Professional Development

  • Graduate School Preparation

 

Program Timeline

  • Spring of first year - PSYC309P: PREP for Psychology (1 credit course, Spring 2017)

 

  • Fall of second year - PSYC309R: PREP for Research (1 credit course, Fall 2017)

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

 

  • Fall of third and fourth years - Involvement in Labs on Campus & PREP Power Hours & Applying to Graduate School and Jobs

  • Spring of third and fourth years - Involvement in Labs on Campus & PREP Power Hours & Applying to Graduate School and Jobs

 

Eligibility Criteria

  • Must be first or second year student

  • Must have declared Psychology as their major

 

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@umd.edu.