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Graduate School Leadership

The Graduate School leads and supports several important governing bodies that work to maximize graduate student experience, maintain research excellence at the U, and solve administrative and student problems.

Graduate School Leaders & Staff


Graduate Council

The Graduate Council sets university-wide policy for graduate programs. All new graduate programs, certificates, centers, and policies must be approved by the Graduate Council before passing to the University Senate.

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Director of Graduate Studies

Director of Graduate Studies (DoGS) oversee graduate programs at the departmental level, implement new policies, and are the first tier of mediation for student and administrative problems.

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 Graduate Advisors, staff focused on supporting graduate students, are invited to network, train, trouble-shoot, and give feedback via the Graduate Advisors Professional Association (GAPA). 

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Last Updated: 8/17/21