The MSPS Scholars Program at the University of Notre Dame prepares underrepresented sophomores, juniors, and seniors for graduate school programs. During their time in the program, students maintain a highly competitive academic record and complete research under the guidance of Notre Dame faculty or through summer external research fellowships. Since 2009, thirty-four students from the program entered PhD programs. During that same time period fifty-six external fellowships were offered to students in the program. The MSPS Scholars Program is cosponsored by the Office of the Provost.
Pictured above: As a chemical engineering major, Victoria Deneke-Santana '13, was an undergraduate researcher in the Cowden-Dahl lab, received a fellowship from the Summer Medical and Research Training (SMART) Program at Baylor College of Medicine, and published a paper. She is completing her PhD at Duke University.
Alumni Charles Xu's reserch is highlighted in this BBC Radio 5 Live interview. as an undergraduate he was part of the Lodge and Feder labs. He participated in Harvard's Eden Program during the summer of 2011. After his graduation from Notre Dame, Charle entered the Erasmus Mundus Master Programme (MS)