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Doctoral Initiative on Minority Attrition and Completion (DIMAC)

The Graduate School was one of 21 institutions selected nationwide to participate in an NSF-funded study that investigates factors contributing to the success of underrepresented minorities in STEM and STEM-related doctoral programs. Doctoral completion continues to be a top priority for the Graduate School. This research will help us better understand the policies and practices that hold promise for increasing degree completion and reducing attrition. It also provides us with an opportunity to share best practices with other institutions including Brown, Drexel, Iowa, Northwestern, and Princeton among others.