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Welcome to the UF Graduate School

Welcome to the website of the Graduate School at the University of Florida.

The reputation of a research university is, in large part, measured by the excellence of its graduate faculty and graduate students. The University of Florida’s graduate faculty and graduate students help to push the boundaries of research, develop the technologies of the future, improve the health of our citizenry, reshape our social and economic culture, expand scholarship, and create beauty in many forms.

This website is here to provide information and resources to those interested in graduate education programs at the University of Florida, but more critically, it serves to help both aspiring and admitted graduate students from their initial application through graduation. It also furnishes administrators, faculty, and staff with tools to help our graduate student body achieve those goals. Importantly, it stands as a point of contact where graduate alumni can keep up with the ongoing life of their alma mater and lend their support to new generations of graduate students following in their footsteps.

Thank you for visiting the UF Graduate School website. We invite you to join in the exploration that is graduate education and research at the University of Florida.

Henry T. Frierson, Ph.D.
Associate Vice President and Dean
UF Graduate School

Upcoming Events and Critical Dates

2014-2015 Critical Dates
Important deadlines for funding, professional development, recruitment, thesis/dissertation submission and graduation
Click here for PDF file

Graduate School Fellowship Meeting with Coordinators
(McKnight Doctoral Fellowship)

Tuesday, December 16th, 2014
Criser Hall Auditorium
Click here to RSVP

Spring 2015 Graduate Student Orientation
Monday, January 5, 2015
9 a.m. to 12 noon
Carleton Auditorium
Spring 2015 Orientation Schedule and Program

News and Notes

Spring/Summer A 2015 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Awards

Congratulations to these doctoral students on their being awarded the Spring/Summer A 2015 Graduate School Doctoral Dissertation Award:

Yin-Hsuen Chen, Geography
Zhongzhou Cui, Anthropology
Nicholas Knowlton, Political Science
Jessica Lancia, History
David Lawrimore, English
Gypsy Price, Anthropology
Erin Zavitz, History

Dean Frierson Named 2014 AERA Fellow

In recognition of excellence in research and graduate student support, Dr. Henry T. Frierson, Associate Vice President and Dean of the UF Graduate School, has been named a 2014 American Educational Research Association (AERA) Fellow. The purpose of the AERA Fellows Program is to honor education researchers with substantial research accomplishments, to convey the Association’s commitment to excellence in research, and to enable the next generation of emerging scholars to appreciate the value of sustained achievements in research and the breadth of scholarship worthy of recognition. The program is intended to recognize excellence in research and be inclusive of the scholarship that constitutes and enriches education research as an interdisciplinary field. Fellows are nominated by their peers, selected and recommended by the Fellows Committee, and approved by the AERA Council, the Association’s elected governing group. Congratulations, Dr. Frierson!

Congratulations to the 2013-2014 Doctoral Mentoring Award Winners!

To read more about this year’s five faculty winners of the UF Doctoral Mentoring Award, click here: 2013-2014 Doctoral Mentoring Awards.

Ph.D. Program Profiles

Prospective applicants can find detailed student information about our Ph.D. programs by clicking here: Ph.D Program Profiles.




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