Post-Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)


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1. Identify four PhD programs to which you have applied or to which you intend to apply. For each institution, identify the research that most interests you. What are the core requirements common to these programs?
2. Please identify any gaps in your academic or research background that can be addressed or strengthened with your participation in KU PREP.
3. Have you taken the GRE? If so, how did you prepare for the exam?
4. Is there a specific KU mentor with whom you are interested in working? What process did you use to select a KU research mentor?

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