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Tips and Techniques for Success, Graduate Assistant Roundtable Series begins Sept. 4

Submitted on August 29, 2018

Graduate Assistants Roundtables Series: Tips and Techniques for Success is a new take on professional development training for graduate students working as teaching and research assistants.  The aim is for graduate students to share the strategies and practices that worked for them in dialogue with fellow students and targeting those just beginning their assistantships. Faculty advisors will join the conversation providing discussion prompts and contributing to the discussion.

UA Welcomes Saudi Arabian Students Transferring to US Universities

Submitted on August 13, 2018

The University of Arizona Graduate College is committed to helping Saudi Arabian students in Canada who are seeking to transfer to the UA. Our enrollment teams are prepared to help students who wish to start a graduate program in January or August 2019.

To request information about graduate programs of study, visit

UA Takes Top Prizes at first Southwest Showdown 3-Minute Grad Slam Competition

Submitted on May 22, 2018

University of Arizona Takes Top Prizes at first Southwest Showdown 3-Minute Grad Slam Competition

On April 28, three University of Arizona graduate students presented their research for a chance to win up to $3,000 at the region-wide “Southwest Showdown 3-Minute Grad Slam.” UA participants won first and second of the top three prizes.

Fall 2018 GRE Workshop Registration Available Now

Submitted on March 21, 2018

The Graduate College encourages students to prepare for the Graduate Record Examination (GRE) through formal or informal instruction and study, as appropriate to the individual. For those students seeking professional assistance, one option to consider is a workshop led by Michael Flynn, Executive Director of Grad Pros Educational Consulting. Mr. Flynn has facilitated GRE workshops on the UA campus since 2000 and has received consistently positive feedback.

There are three components to this workshop.

Harvill Fellowship Available Now; Application Deadline 4/2/2018

Submitted on March 15, 2018

The Richard A. Harvill Fellowship targets University of Arizona senior undergraduates, domestic or international, who have completed a bachelor's degree at the UA in May 2018, have an undergraduate GPA of 3.5 or higher, and have been admitted to a PhD program at the UA for Fall 2018. The Fellowship provides an annual stipend of $12,000, disbursed in two equal payments between the fall and spring terms and a Graduate Tuition Scholarship that covers base graduate level tuition (not the differential tuition assessed by some programs) for each semester of award. There are two awards available.

Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship Awardees Announced

Submitted on March 8, 2018

The Graduate College is pleased to announce that six graduate students will be receiving the prestigious Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship and one graduate student will receive the Dr. Maria Teresa Velez Marshall Dissertation Fellowship for final-phase dissertation support. In addition to a stipend from the Louise F. Marshall Foundation, each student will receive a tuition scholarship for two semesters from the UA Graduate College.

The 2018 recipients for the Marshall Foundation Dissertation Fellowship are:

Call for Proposals: 2018 Seed Grant for Reducing Time to Doctoral Degree (RTDD)

Submitted on February 8, 2018

Purpose of the Initiative

Time to degree remains persistently high in our country, and the University of Arizona is no exception to this.  While in the STEM fields students take on average seven years to earn a PhD, those in some humanities fields can take more than nine years to complete their degrees.

Spring Seminar Series: Reducing Time to Doctoral Degree

Submitted on January 23, 2018

The Graduate College cordially invites faculty, students, and staff to a Special Seminar series on Reducing Time to Doctoral Degree this Spring semester. A great group of excellent on-campus and visiting guest speakers will present and discuss key issues, activities and strategies that they have developed and/or are available to help doctoral students complete their degrees successfully and in a timely fashion.

Call for Nominations: Annual Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Awards for Graduate Education

Submitted on October 5, 2017


TO:               The University Community
DATE:           October 5, 2017
FROM:          Andrew C. Carnie, Ph.D., Dean of the Graduate College
SUBJECT:    Annual Graduate Teaching and Mentoring Awards for Graduate Education

The Graduate College is pleased to issue a Call for Nominations of awards to acknowledge faculty and professionals who excel in their teaching and mentoring of graduate and professional students.