Centers and Institutes

Palmetto Ph.D. Project

The Charles H. Houston Center for the Study of the Black Experience in Education’s Palmetto Ph.D. Project is designed to prepare South Carolinians to pursue a doctoral degree in the field of education and study the Black experience in education.

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 online Palmetto Ph.D. Project application.

The following dates, times, and locations constitute this year’s Palmetto Ph.D. Project:

Palmetto Ph.D. Project Seminar. This phase of the program introduces prospective doctoral students to the process of applying to graduate school, financial aid opportunities, and the doctoral admissions process. During this phase, participants will also have an opportunity to talk with professors and doctoral students. Additionally, a representative from The Princeton Review will provide an introduction to GRE preparation, answer questions about the GRE, and show participants how to access and utilize GRE preparation information.

Wednesday, June 11, 2014 
9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Room 420, Tillman Hall) 
Clemson University
 
GRE Workshop I. This first phase of the GRE preparation workshop is designed to provide general strategies for taking the GRE.
 
Saturday, June 14, 2014 
9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon (Room 200, Tillman Hall)
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Classroom TBA, Tillman Hall)
Clemson University

GRE Workshop II. The second phase of the GRE preparation workshop will include instructional activities designed to improve GRE scores.

Saturday, June 21, 2014 
9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon (Classroom TBA, Tillman Hall) 
Clemson University

GRE Workshop III. The third phase of the GRE preparation workshop is designed to provide additional test-taking strategies and decrease test anxiety.

Saturday, June 28, 2014 
9:00 a.m. to 12 Noon (Classroom TBA, Tillman Hall)
1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Classroom TBA, Tillman Hall) 
Clemson University

Please note that there is no cost to submit an application. However, the registration fee to participate in this program is $50.00 per person. The registration fee will be used to support the costs associated with the doctoral admissions seminar and the GRE preparation workshop. Also, you must be a South Carolina resident to apply for the program.

Checks should be made to Clemson University and sent to the Palmetto Ph.D. Project, c/o Teresa Kelley, 328 Tillman Hall, Clemson University, Clemson, SC 29634.

If you have any questions about the Palmetto Ph.D. Project, contact Cindy Roper via e-mail or by telephone at 864-656-0607.

Applications are due on or before Friday, April 30, 2014

Accepted applicants will be notified on or before Friday, May 9, 2014

Accepted applicants must pay the registration fee on or before Friday, May 21, 2014

Palmetto Ph.D. Project