The Graduate College is responsible for promoting quality graduate education at Florida Atlantic University. It serves as the initial point of contact for recruiting prospective students and coordinating the admissions process for both international and domestic graduate students. The Graduate College supports enrolled students by hosting professional development workshops, distributing fellowships and tuition support, ensuring compliance with the University's thesis and dissertation guidelines, certifying all degree requirements are met and awarding graduate degrees.
Working in conjunction with the University Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, Graduate Programs Committee and the individual college deans, the Graduate College develops university-wide graduate plans and policies, ensures that academic standards are maintained, approves new course proposals and course changes and appoints graduate faculty.
The recruiting staff works to market FAU graduate programs to prospective students through recruitment fairs and information sessions. Prospective students are invited to meet with the Recruitment Coordinator and schedule visits with faculty members to gain a better understanding of what graduate studies at FAU can offer.
The admissions staff works to facilitate the application process between the students and the individual graduate programs. The Graduate College admissions staff performs the preliminary review of all applications prior to submitting them to the colleges for review, and then finalizes the rest of the process once a student is accepted by the college.
The degree completion staff ensures compliance with the University's thesis and dissertation guidelines, and certifies all degree requirements are met for graduation.
The student support staff organizes professional development training and workshops for graduate students and maintains frequent communication with students via the e-newsletter, website and social media outlets. Additionally, student support coordinates fellowship awards and recognition opportunities for graduate students.
FAU’s Graduate College is a service college dedicated to supporting graduate student success on our multi-campus research university. We aim to pursue excellence in graduate education by working closely with graduate students, graduate faculty, and academic colleges with graduate programs across the university.
FAU’s Graduate College aims for excellent and accessible graduate education, providing ample resources and support for graduate students to ensure success at our multi-campus research university.
FAU’s Graduate College shares the values of the University’s Strategic Plan, “A Strategic Plan for the Race to Excellence.” In particular, as a service college we are particularly aligned with the following:
• student success: ensuring that our graduate students achieve their goals.
• excellent customer service delivering support to faculty and students alike.