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Student at work in labThe University of Arizona Graduate College is deeply committed to recruiting and retaining a talented and diverse student body.

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Visit our Graduate Catalog and Program Descriptions Guide for details about admission, funding, and deadlines.

If you're not sure which program would be the best fit for you, we can help! Tell us what you'd like to study.

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Applying for admission is easy through our GradApp graduate admission application:


Students relaxing on the steps of Old Main while wearing red UA T-shirtsAt the graduate level, funding decisions are primarily made within your program of study and are usually some combination of fellowships, assistantships, and/or grants. Funding offers are typically made at the point of admission.

UROC students and guests at Closing CeremonyThe Graduate College administers five programs and partners with other, primarily NSF-funded Research Experiences for Undergraduates (REUs) that also provide excellent research training and graduate school preparation.

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In graduate school, much of your career preparation will happen formally and informally and it will be guided by your faculty, informed by your study and practice, and enhanced by collaboration with peers within your graduate program of study.

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Many of our sponsored students, such as veterans, McNair Scholars, and international students have specific questions about funding and community.

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Let's get the conversation started!

Our philosophy is to get you in touch with your program of study as quickly as possible because we believe the very best sources of information are faculty and graduate coordinators.

Every year, over 150 students from the US, Mexico, and Latin America engage in faculty-directed research projects through the Undergraduate Research Opportunities Consortium (UROC).

The University of Arizona is an ideal destination for McNair Scholars, with our emphasis on research, innovation, and 100+ doctoral programs of study.  You can connect with other McNair alumni with help from our Office of Diversity and Inclusion.

Nota bene is a Latin phrase meaning "note well."  This page is designed to draw your attention to some interesting facts about graduate education at The University of Arizona.  Enjoy!

The University of Arizona is a premier, public research university.

Fall Workshops on Funding for Graduate Students

The Graduate College Office of Fellowships and Community Engagement assists graduate students applying for external funding. We are happy to invite UA students to the following workshops for the fall.

Please see our website for more information, locations, and to register for the sessions:

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.

The UA Office of Veterans Education and Transition Services (VETS) is hosting a mixer after the Graduate and Professional Student Council / Graduate College sponsored Orientation on August 17, 2016.

Every year, The University of Arizona's Career Services Office hosts a Graduate School Day. Recruiters from all across the country are eager to meet with graduate school-bound UA students. Mark your calendar now and plan to attend.

When: Wednesday, November 2, 2016, 1:00 - 4:00 PM

Where: Student Union Memorial Center 3rd Floor Ballroom

See the list of who's coming! (updated frequently)




In graduate education, most recruiting happens at the department level and at professional meetings/conferences. The Graduate College provides central support for recruitment efforts by sending representatives to a select set of fairs and conferences each year.

This is our schedule for 2016-2017:


  • Institute for the Recruitment of Teachers, Andover, MA


Our Office of Fellowships & Community Engagement produces the GradFunding Opportunities Newsletter every month. 

September 2016

Dear Graduate Students,

This is a list of some of my favorite fellowships that are external to the UA. However, there are lots more out there! Take time to do your own searches. Also, don’t forget about other sources of funding for graduate students; I have them listed here.

A wide range of disciplines are represented by students have been named to the UA Graduate College University Fellows program's 2016-2017 cohort.

A South Korean researcher who intends to improve sustainability efforts in the mining industry, an ecologist studying how species change behaviors due to shifts in the environment, and a psychologist working to improve the conditions of cancer patients and survivors are new members of the University Fellows program.

Each year, the National Science Foundation produces its Survey of Earned Doctorates. The University of Arizona performed particularly well on key measures in the 2015 report which was released earlier this week.

We partner with UA Libraries and the Think Tank to offer targeted workshops for graduate students. These FREE workshops cover topics such as managing your library resources, important skills and strategies for academic success, and writing in grad school.

Workshops occur on Tuesdays at 2:00 p.m. Workshops will occur at La Aldea Graduate Housing, just south of 4th Street and west of Tyndall Avenue (west and south of the Tyndall Garage). Your map app will find it at 825 E. 5th Street.