The Office of Graduate Studies

Welcome from the Dean

Dear Graduate Students:

Welcome to The University of Texas at Dallas.  We are delighted that you have chosen to join this vibrant intellectual community for your graduate education. 

Graduate programs at The University of Texas at Dallas strive to train intellectual leaders, stellar scholars to educate the next generation, and pioneering researchers to solve the most pressing challenges facing today’s world:  the ever-changing global economy, violence, literacy, hunger, poverty, mental illness, cancer, protecting the environment, and understanding what it means to be human.  Graduate programs at UT Dallas teach students to use technology in innovative ways and to think carefully about ethics, to enable them to be become creative leaders in research, business, and industry.

The Office of Graduate Studies collaborates with students and encourages them to immerse themselves in their education and to challenge themselves to make original, creative contributions.  We support graduate students from the time they are admitted until they complete their degrees.  The Office of Graduate Studies directs incoming students to information on financial aid and housing, offers professional development and social events for graduate students, documents that students have earned their degree requirements, supports students in meeting the format requirements for theses and dissertations, and assists in responding to any challenges along the way. 

The Office of Graduate Studies is located in the Founders Annex, FA 3.104 (see campus map) and our telephone number is 972-883-2234.  Our team is eager to support you as you pursue your graduate education at the University of Texas at Dallas.

Sincerely yours,

Marion K. Underwood
Dean of Graduate Studies and Associate Provost