Alumni Achievements

Below you will find the students that have participated in the program over the years. By clicking the cohort year you will learn their names, majors, research projects, and faculty advisors/mentors.

Latest Admissions Data

Latest Admissions Data

We would also like to congratulate the USC Undergraduates that participated in the McNair Scholars Program in recent years. These students were offered admission to graduate school programs across California and the U.S. Please refer to the link/PDF noted below to see the summary of admission offers for the years of 2012 – 2015. In 2014, 10 students were offered admission to a doctoral-level program and 10 students acquired admission to a masters-level program, making this a historic year. Typically 4 to 6 students in any given year get into a doctoral program and another 5 – 8 get into master’s programs. At the present time, nearly 50 students have received a doctoral degree and at least another 150 have received master’s degrees.  Currently, there are at least 75 students in the graduate school pipeline working on acquiring their advanced degree. We look forward to learning about their ongoing achievements and experiences. Join us in congratulating the following students and in celebrating their incredible accomplishments!



USC Research Gateway Scholars Undergraduate Research Journals

We are proud to showcase the scholarly works of USC Undergraduates engaged in research and preparing for graduate school. These exceptional students are USC Research Gateway Scholars. Below you will find the latest journal publications, representing years 2009 to 2011. The 2012 – 2015 Cohort Journals will be published soon. Please refer to the journal disclaimer noted in each volume and at the bottom of this webpage. To download and review the journals, please click on the link above the image (with the extension .pdf).

The journals are available for purchase through the following host of our publications: To locate the journals on this site, search for USC Research Gateway Scholars Journal. If you have any questions about the journals, please contact our office. Again, please join us in acknowledging and celebrating the academic achievements of the outstanding students that appear in the journals.

Journal Disclaimer:

While the Research Gateway Program editors have made every effort to assure a high degree of accuracy, rigor and quality in the content of this journal, the interpretations and conclusions found within each essay are those of the author’s alone and not the Research Gateway Program. Any errors or omissions are strictly the responsibility of each author. Also, please note that the works represented in the journal are from undergraduates learning to conduct and write about research.

Cohorts by Yea

Student Cohorts by Academic Year

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