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Campus Visitation Program Overview
The UF Office of Graduate Minority Programs (OGMP) encourages underrepresented minority students to pursue doctoral degrees at the University of Florida. As part of its recruitment efforts, OGMP sponsors a two-day Campus Visitation Program (CVP) to give prospective PhD students the opportunity to engage with the UF community. OGMP networks with colleges and universities from across the nation, seeking nominations and applications to the program. Interested students may also apply on their own. Acceptance is based on academic merit and student participation is by invitation only. This process facilitates recruitment of highly qualified and motivated students.
During the visitation, prospective doctoral students receive an overview of the University of Florida graduate degree programs and financial aid resources and gain insight into the decision-making process involved with selecting a graduate school. Most importantly, participants will meet and interview with administrators, faculty members, and current graduate students in their field of study. This provides seniors, graduates and master’s students from underrepresented groups—African-Americans, Hispanic-Americans, Native-Americans, Pacific Islanders, Asian-Americans, students underrepresented in their academic field (i.e., men in nursing, women in engineering), and first-generation college graduates— who are interested in pursuing a PhD with an excellent opportunity to visit the UF campus and connect with their potential graduate program.
The Campus Visitation Program will be held on February 20 – 21, 2014. Please note that the deadline to apply is December 13, 2013.