Vision, Mission, Values and Goals


Excellence in all aspects of graduate education at the University of Florida


The UF Graduate School is committed to providing services to the campus community that maintain integrity and excellence in graduate education through clear and consistent policies, high standards, efficient procedures and direct student support. We seek to support all graduate students, faculty and staff by fostering relationships, increasing communications and collaborations, and delivering comprehensive research and data resources to inform graduate education. The Graduate School:

  • Partners with academic units in providing international and underrepresented minority outreach and support in recruiting potential students
  • Provides opportunities through funding support, professional development activities, support for student groups, awards, and fellowships to enhance recruitment, further retention, and doctoral degree completion
  • Promotes efficiency and effectiveness in graduate education, so UF graduate students can achieve their educational potential and make contributions to the university, the state, the nation and the world 


  • Excellence in graduate education
  • Recruitment and graduation of outstanding students
  • Ethical conduct in graduate studies and research
  • Diversity among students, faculty and staff
  • Communication and collaboration throughout the graduate community
  • Graduate student professional development     
  • Preservation of academic standards
  • Maintaining accurate data and records


  1. Excellence and continuous improvement in the administrative processes that support graduate education
  2. Provide funding opportunities and awards for graduate students and faculty
  3. Support outreach and provide resources for recruitment of a diverse graduate student population
  4. Provide professional development for graduate students and faculty
  5. Share and provide information throughout the graduate education community
  6. Deliver comprehensive research and data resources to inform graduate education