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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. If you have any questions after exploring our website, please contact our staff for answers: UF Graduate School Personnel.

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

UF Graduate School Information Day 2015
Monday, October 26, 2015
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Reitz Union Grand Ballroom
686 Museum Road
Gainesville FL 32611
Register by Wednesday, October 21, 2015 by clicking on this link:

News and Notes

UF Graduate Students Win Big at Statewide Research Symposium

Thirteen University of Florida graduate students put their research up against some of the best and brightest of their peers from across the state of Florida in the second annual Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium, hosted at the University of Central Florida on April 24. Four of UF’s 13 brought home top awards in recognition of the high-level research produced every day across the Gator Nation. Click here to read more…

2014-2015 UF Doctoral Mentoring Award Winners Announced

Congratulations to the winners of this year’s UF Doctoral Mentoring Award Winners: Dr. Janise Miller (Electrical and Computer Engineering), Dr. David Miller (School of Human Development and Organizational Studies in Education, Dr. Juan-Carlos Molleda (Public Relations) and Dr. Madan Oli (Wildlife Ecology). To read up more on their approach to mentoring graduate students, which led to this prestigious recognition, click on this link: Doctoral Mentoring Awards.

UF Graduate School Dean Awarded for
Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education

Congratulations to Dr. Henry T. Frierson as the 2015 Award Recipient for the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) Award for Outstanding Contributions to Graduate Education in the Southern Region. This award is presented to acknowledge and honor Dr. Frierson, whose contributions have significantly benefited graduate education in the Southern Region. The award was presented at the 44th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, March 5-8, 2015.




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