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The University of South Florida Office of Graduate Studies serves as the center of leadership for graduate education at the University of South Florida. With our Colleges, Programs, and the Office of Research and Innovation, we offer a multitude of masterís, doctoral, dual-degree, and certificate academic programs in addition to research and teaching opportunities for graduate students.
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Graduate Student Research Symposium - Apply Now!

Apply to present your research poster at the 9th Annual Graduate Student Research Symposium! The Symposium provides a venue for grad students in all disciplines to present their current research and obtain feedback from faculty and peers. There will be twelve (12) $500 conference travel awards, based on judge's evaluations. If you've never attended a conference or presented a research poster, this is a great opportunity to gain that experience! Submit your application by February 27!
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New & Noteworthy

Student Spotlight | Meet Ophelia George, Ph.D.

USF's First African American Woman to Receive a Ph.D. in Geology

Born on the volcanic island of Dominica, Dr. Ophelia George has always been fascinated by geology. She has published multiple times and received several fellowships, due to her research and academic performance. In 2016, Ophelia became the first African American woman to receive a Ph.D. in Geosciences at the University of South Florida!
>> Read more about Dr. Ophelia George here

Faculty Spotlight | Dr. Sarina Ergas

Faculty Member Awarded 2016 SACNAS Distinguished Mentor Award

Sarina Ergas, Ph.D., Professor of Environmental Engineering and 2015 USF Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Honoree, was recently awarded the 2016 SACNAS Distinguished Mentor Award from the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science. Congratulations, Dr. Ergas!
>> SACNAS 2016 Distinguished Awardees
>> Dr. Ergas' Acceptance Video

Brittany Sheehy (M.Ed. '09) Published in NACADA

Brittany Sheehy, Assistant Director of the College of Marine Science, recently published her article, Graduate Student Success: A Model that Works, in NACADA | Academic Advising Today. Read the insightful article here!
>> NACADA | Academic Advising Today > Article

Professional Development Workshop Series

Our Professional Development Series, co-sponsored by the Graduate & Professional Student Council and the Office of Postdoctoral Affairs, provides opportunities for grad students to learn and fine tune skills and knowledge that will be essential for professional development after graduating.
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Recent Awards & Honors

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3MT® Award Recipients
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award Recipients
Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Award Recipients

Upcoming Events & Deadlines

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Writing Workshop (Authentic Research Agenda)
March 2 | 3:00pm | SOC 149

GRAD 411: Demystifying Graduate School
March 8 | 12:00pm & 5:00pm | ALN 296

9th Annual USF Graduate Student Research Symposium
March 20 | 12:00pm | MSC Ballrooms

DEADLINE: Thesis Submission
March 24 | 11:59pm EST (Office closes at 5pm)

Preparing for Your First Semester as an Assistant Professor
March 29 | 2:00pm | ALN 296

Graduate Student Appreciation Week
April 3-9 | TBA | TBA

Writing Workshop (Sound Academic Arguments)
April 6 | 3:00pm | SOC 149

DEADLINE: Dissertation Submission
April 7 | 11:59pm EST (Office closes at 5pm)

GRAD 411: Demystifying Graduate School
April 12 | 12:00pm & 5:00pm | ALN 296

Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium
April 21 | 12:00pm | IDR Galleria