Uphold the integrity of graduate education. Advocate for meaningful and attractive graduate offerings. Foster an excellent graduate student experience. Champion partnerships that ensure the success of graduate programs.
The Office of Graduate Studies is the administrative home for graduate education at UNL. We work closely with individual graduate students and each program’s faculty and staff to provide support at all stages of graduate education. Student success depends on a strong partnership between the Office of Graduate Studies and the academic programs that deliver the curriculum, training and, in many cases, financial support.
Graduate Studies at UNL is part of the University of Nebraska Graduate College and is therefore governed by system-wide Graduate College policies. Each campus in the University of Nebraska system offers graduate programs that are established under the umbrella of the Graduate College. Consequently, graduate students at each University of Nebraska campus are admitted to and receive diplomas from the Graduate College. The Office of Graduate Studies at UNL manages the admission, enrollment, and each step of a student’s progress toward degree completion.
The UNL Dean for Graduate Studies is responsible for administering all UNL graduate programs. This includes maintaining the UNL Graduate Catalog; managing policies and procedures; supporting the development of new graduate programs; providing professional development opportunities; facilitating communication and fostering community; and supporting the educational infrastructure for a diverse population of graduate students in an inclusive environment. The Dean for Graduate Studies also acts as liaison officer between the UNL Chancellor and the system-wide Dean of the Graduate College.
Organizational Chart of the Graduate College: