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Graduate Studies

The Office of Research has made graduate students a cornerstone of our activities by collaborating closely with the Office of Graduate Studies and COLA Departments, Centers, and Programs.

Upcoming Events

Summer Courses 2014


Registration for our summer 2014 professional development course series for graduate students will be open April 14-25. Don't miss this opportunity to work with faculty and students from across the College. Course topics include:

  • Public Scholarship
  • Dissertation Boot Camp
  • Online Pedagogy
  • The Writing Process

Click here for more info

Liberal Arts Graduate Student Council

Our office has established the Liberal Arts Graduate Student Advisory Council to weigh in regularly on important matters facing graduate students in the College. The members of the Council will coordinate efforts with the University-wide Graduate Student Assembly and the faculty Graduate Assembly.

Please contact us for information about our next meeting. 


COLA Depts. Reduce Time to PhD


A review of our current graduate student population shows a pronounced reduction in time to degree across the College.


Graduate Student Grant Awards

Congratulations to recent graduate student grant awardees! Click here for highlights of our students’ successes.


2013-14 COLA Fellows

COLA Fellows

Photographs by Francis Roman

COLA Fellows, supported by the special funding from the Dean's Office, bring innovative scholarship to the College of Liberal Arts. Meet them here!