PhD Pathways is a mentoring program that matches undergraduate and graduate students from underrepresented backgrounds with faculty, professional staff, community professionals and distinguished alumni associated with Ball State University.

Through a matching process and relationships established through this program, students will have a heightened awareness for the opportunities that lie beyond the first degree and support for the process of pursuing higher academic goals and resources. The ultimate goal of the program is to encourage students to pursuit doctoral studies outside of Ball State University to potentially and ultimately return to work and teach as a faculty member. By meeting with a mentor on a consistent basis, interacting with other protégés and participating in a set of University-sponsored events, the mentoring program will help protégés gain knowledge and establish networks beyond the scope of Ball State University in order to build crucial relationships for establishing a successful career.

Review the program application process.

Apply to the program.

View the Program Guide (PDF).

PhD Pathways Newsletters

October 2017 Newsletter

August September 2017 Newsletter

February 2017 PhD Pathways Newsletter

January 2017 PhD Pathways Newsletter

December 2016 PhD Pathways Newsletter

November 2016 PhD Pathways Newsletter

October 2016 PhD Pathways Newsletter

August/September 2016 PhD Pathways Newsletter