About Us

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 graduate 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 graduate 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. Click here to view Graduate College Services.


FAU’s Graduate College is a service college dedicated to supporting graduate student success throughout 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.


At FAU's Graduate College, our core values define who we are and how we operate. We are committed to:

Student Success: Empowering our graduate students to thrive and excel in their academic and professional pursuits.
Exceptional Customer Service: Providing unparalleled support and service to our faculty, students, and community, ensuring a seamless and enriching experience for all.


Admissions Degree Completion Student Support

The recruiting staff actively promotes FAU graduate programs to prospective students through fairs and information sessions. Prospective students are encouraged to engage with our Recruitment team and schedule visits with faculty members to gain deeper insights into the graduate studies FAU offers.

The admissions staff streamlines the application process for students and individual graduate programs. The Graduate College admissions team conducts initial reviews of all applications before forwarding them to the colleges for further evaluation. Once a student is accepted by the college, the admissions staff finalizes the remaining steps of the process.

The degree completion staff ensures compliance with the University's thesis and dissertation guidelines, and certifies all degree requirements are fulfilled for graduation. The student support staff arranges professional development training and workshops for graduate students while maintaining regular communication through the e-newsletter, website, and social media channels. Additionally, they oversee fellowship awards and identify recognition opportunities for graduate students.