Graduate Advising


At the graduate level, students have the benefit of working more closely with faculty who serve as Program Coordinators. Therefore, our Program Coordinators and Graduate Advisors work together to advise students. Generally, course and curriculum questions should be directed to the appropriate Program Coordinator and application, policy, and procedure questions should be directed to the appropriate Graduate Advisor.

Graduate Programs & Contact Information

Program Program Coordinator Graduate Advisor
Master of Science in Criminology & Criminal Justice Dr. Lisa Dario
Dr. Kelly Roy
Master of Social Work Dr. Joy McClellan
Dr. Kelly Roy
Doctor of Social Work Dr. Manny Gonzalez
Dr. Kelly Roy

Graduate Advisor

Dr. Kelly
Location: Boca Raton, SO 113
Programs: DSW, MSW, MSCCJ
Kelly serves as the Assistant Director of Advising Services for our college. She was born and raised in New Hampshire, but moved to South Florida at the age of 20. She has over 10 years of experience working in academic advising, admissions, and international student services. She has previously advised undergraduate students in chemistry, geosciences, and business majors. In her current role, she advises applicants and current students in the social work and criminal justice graduate programs. Kelly was a first-generation college student and earned all 3 of her degrees from FAU: B.A. in Psychology, M.Ed. in Educational Leadership, and Ph.D. in Educational Leadership.

If you are interested in one of our master’s or doctoral programs, Kelly is happy to speak or meet with you. You can contact her via phone (561-297-4532) or email (

Graduate Forms and Petitions

Graduate College Forms and Petitions
A general list of forms and petitions for graduate students can be found at the link above.

Application for Degree
In order to graduate and receive the degree, every student must submit this application to their assigned advisor within the first 3 weeks of the student’s final semester.

Exceptional Circumstances Withdrawal (ECW)
A student who finds it necessary to withdraw from the University for an exceptional circumstance after the official drop/add of courses without consequences deadline must request to do so via the ECW process. For additional information and requirements, please follow the link above. This process is handled by the Associate Vice President & Dean of Students Affairs Office.