School of Graduate Studies


Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program – SGS is the academic home for students enrolled in the Interdisciplinary Ph.D. program, monitoring student progress and providing a variety of support services for the students enrolled in the program.

• Facilitate governance of graduate programs

• Certification of all doctoral dissertations and master’s theses prior to oral defense

Fellowships – SGS administers a number of campus graduate competitions

Graduate Teaching Assistants – SGS coordinates orientation and training for GTAs

• Assessment of all masters and doctoral graduates

• Approves and monitors graduate programs and coursework

• Coordinates appointments to the Doctoral and Graduate Faculty

• Works with academic units on issues related to graduate policies

• Provides student travel funds



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Graduate Study Information

General information about graduate study can now be found on the new GRaduate Information Pages