Graduate College Recruitment
The Graduate College provides prospective graduate students with individualized and group information sessions; including office appointments, monthly information sessions, a recruitment workshop, and an annual open house.
Graduate College Admissions
The Graduate College provides admission support to applicants and colleges as well as residency classification to new applicants and colleges at FAU.
New Graduate Student Orientation
Led by the Graduate College, with assistance from the Graduate and Professional Student Association, orientation includes what to expect as a graduate student, academic and social opportunities, graduate student policies and procedures, and information on available student services.
Search Graduate Programs
We invite you to fully explore the graduate programs in FAU's eight academic colleges offering graduate degrees.
GRADUATE COLLEGE DEGREE COMPLETION SERVICES
The Graduate College provides advising services to faculty, staff, and students related to academic policies and procedures required to earn a graduate degree from Florida Atlantic University.
Graduate College Forms
The Graduate College provides advising services to faculty, staff, and students related to the timely and accurate submission of required Graduate College Forms. These forms include: Plan of Study, Revision, Candidacy, Academic Progression Plans, Requests to Waive University Requirements, and Application for Degree.
Plan of Study
All degree-seeking graduate students should have an approved Plan of Study on file with the Graduate College no later than half-way through their required course work and before enrolling in thesis/dissertation credits, if applicable. Students must have an approved Plan of Study on file with the Graduate College prior to the term in which they intend to graduate. All students receive written confirmation when their Plan of Study is approved by the Dean of the Graduate College.
Thesis and Dissertation Manuscript Advising
The Degree Completion staff members within the Graduate College are available to assist students with formatting questions and University regulations pertaining to a thesis or dissertation.
Walk-in advising opportunities are available on Wednesdays from 9 am-11 am and Thursdays from 2 pm-4 pm on the Boca Raton Campus in SU-80, room 106. Students can also contact GraduateWriting@fau.edu or call 561-297-2817 for general questions and to schedule an appointment outside of those hours.
Masters En Passant
The Graduate College works with various colleges to support students earning a “master’s along the way” to a Ph.D., by means of advising, processing, and degree completion tracking.
Full-Time Status Equivalency
The Graduate College advises graduate students on the eligibility criteria to be classified as full-time with a reduced course load.
Graduate Teaching Assistant Training
To help newly-appointed graduate teaching assistants prepare for their teaching experience in our undergraduate classrooms and laboratories, the Florida Atlantic University Graduate College sponsors a mandatory Graduate Teaching Assistant (GTA) Training each fall and spring.
GRADUATE COLLEGE EVENTS
Prospective Student Information Sessions
The Graduate College hosts monthly Information Sessions for prospective graduate students. The sessions provide an overview of the graduate admissions process and financial aid. The event includes presentations for several departments including the Graduate College, Testing and Evaluation, Test Preparation, and the Office of Student Financial Aid.
Graduate College Open House
At the Graduate College Open House, students have the opportunity to learn why FAU should be the first choice for graduate education.
Faculty Recruitment Workshop
The annual Recruitment Workshop is a program that presents enrollment management information to graduate academic departments. The event also provides funding opportunities for academic departments through the Graduate Recruitment Grant and Graduate Recruitment Fellowship programs.
Thesis and Dissertation Formatting Workshops
The Graduate College offers workshops each semester on Thesis and Dissertation writing and how to properly format a Thesis or Dissertation.
Responsible Conduct of Research Workshops
RCR workshops are provided by the Division of Research on various topics, including: Conflict of Interest; Protection of Human Subjects and Welfare of Research Animals; Responsible Authorship & Publication, Peer Review and Mentor/Mentee Responsibilities; Data Management Practices, Research Misconduct and Collaborative Research. The Graduate College supports these workshops through marketing initiatives.
Graduate and Professional Research Day
Sponsored by the Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA), Research Day is an excellent opportunity for graduate and professional students to showcase their research and receive constructive feedback from faculty and peers.
Three Minute Thesis Competition
This exciting competition challenges FAU graduate students to present their research in only 3 minutes. Students compete in a heat specific to their discipline; the First Place, Runner-Up, Second Runner-Up, and People's Choice winners from each heat advance to the Championship. Scholarship prizes are awarded to both Heat and Championship winners. Audience members determine the People's Choice winner by electronic ballot at each Heat and at the Championship.
GRADUATE COLLEGE RESOURCES
Graduate Fellowships and Awards
The Graduate College awards several fellowships to graduate students on an annual basis.
Graduate Assistantships and Tuition Benefits
Graduate Assistantships are one way for graduate students to finance their educational studies at Florida Atlantic University. Assistantships are intended to attract high-quality, degree seeking students and provide them with professional experiences while at FAU that will prepare them for their future work.
Graduate and Professional Student Association (GPSA)
The Graduate College supports student success and support efforts through the advising of the GPSA. The GPSA is a student organization that advocates for graduate and professional students across FAU.