The California Pre-Doctoral Program is designed to increase the pool of potential faculty by supporting the doctoral aspirations of California State University (CSU) students who have experienced economic and educational disadvantages. The program places a special emphasis on increasing the number of CSU students who enter doctoral programs at one of the University of California (UC) institutions. Scholars are exposed to unique opportunities to explore and prepare to succeed in doctoral programs.
Opportunities may include:
One-on-one work with faculty members at the CSU and doctoral-granting institutions
Funded summer research experience in chosen field
Visits to doctoral-granting institutions
Travel to national symposia or professional meetings
Membership in professional organizations
Graduate school application and test fees
Michah Savin • Faculty Sponsor: Kimberley Pulvers, Psychology
Jayd Blankenship • Faculty Sponsor: Kimberly Vanderbilt, Psychology
The California Pre-Doctoral Program provides summer research experience opportunities for current Pre-Doctoral Scholars only. The summer research experience allows you to work for approximately 8-10 weeks with faculty at a doctoral granting institution.