Welcome to the Graduate School

Dean Judith Langlois

Judith H. Langlois, Ph.D.
Senior Vice Provost and
Dean of Graduate Studies

Greetings from the Graduate School, and welcome to The University of Texas at Austin!  I want to extend a warm welcome to you as you embark on your graduate career.

This is an exciting time for you, and I encourage you to take advantage of all that UT Austin has to offer as you begin your master's or doctoral degree.  I hope that your time here will be both academically productive and personally rewarding.  Think creatively and reach for the stars.

One of the university's goals is "to transform lives for the benefit of society," and it does this by providing the environment and resources you will need to develop skills and knowledge in your chosen field.  As a graduate student, you will have the opportunity to study in greater depth and detail than you did as an undergraduate.  You will be challenged to solve problems, explore new areas of study and go beyond the boundaries of current knowledge to make new discoveries.  In addition to working with the finest faculty in the country, you will soon be well acquainted with our first-class libraries, computer facilities and research labs.

Once again, welcome to UT Austin.  I wish you every success in your studies and hope to meet you personally in the near future.

Best wishes,
Judith H. Langlois
Senior Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies

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About Dean Langlois

Charles and Sarah Seay
Regents' Professor of Psychology

Dr. Langlois received her Ph.D. from Louisiana State University. Her research interests are social development and social information processing; infant development; the effects of individual characteristics (physical appearance, gender, age) on the differential socialization of males and females and on the development of social behavior; the origin of social stereotypes; the development of social competence.



Langlois Social Development Lab


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