The primary objective of the Charles H. Houston Center’s Palmetto Ph.D. Project is to increase the number of doctoral students who study the Black experience in education while they pursue their doctoral degree. As a result, the program is designed to encourage South Carolinians to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of education as well as conduct research to advance the study of educational issues affecting African Americans.
The Palmetto Ph.D. Project includes a doctoral admissions seminar to introduce participants to the doctoral admissions process, a GRE preparation workshop conducted by The Princeton Review, as well as follow-up sessions throughout the year to help participants submit doctoral admissions applications, successfully navigate graduate school, and study the Black experience in education.
In addition to learning about the doctoral admissions process and the GRE, participants will also learn about the experiences and demographic characteristics of African American students pursuing doctoral degrees in education. Accordingly, the Palmetto Ph.D. Project encourages participants to conduct research and engage in service activities related to issues that are aligned with the Charles H. Houston Center’s vision, mission, and strategic goals.
Click here to complete the Palmetto Ph.D. Project's onlineapplication.
If you have questions about the Palmetto Ph.D. Project, contact Cindy Roper via e-mail or by telephone at 864-656-0607.