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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 master's, doctoral, dual-degree, and certificate academic programs in addition to research and teaching opportunities for graduate students.
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New & Noteworthy

Student Spotlight | Katelyn Schockman and Jon Sharp

CMS Students on NOAA Ocean Acidification Cruise

In collaboration with the Byrne Lab and Eckerd College, USF College of Marine Science graduate students, Jon Sharp and Katelyn Schockman, are currently sailing aboard NOAA's R/V Ronald H. Brown on the 2017 Gulf of Mexico Ecosystems and Carbon Cycle Cruise (GOMECC-3). The Brown departed Key West, Florida on July 18, 2017 and will return to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on August 21, 2017, after a full loop around the Gulf of Mexico. You can follow along with GOMECC-3 at the official cruise blog at or via Twitter using the hashtags #GOMECC3 and #GulfOA.
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Student Spotlight | Ryan Graydon

Ryan Graydon examines water sustainability in the Dominican Republic

USF College of Public Health MPH student Ryan Graydon is conducting international field experience with the Institute of Microbiology and Parasitology (IMPA) at the Santo Domingo Independent University (UASD) in the Dominican Republic. Graydon hopes to identify waterborne pathogens of One Health significance in freshwater sources.
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Student Spotlight | Katelynn Glisson

MSPH student Katelynn Glisson earns two scholarships and NASA internship

USF College of Public Health student Katelynn Glisson was recently awarded two scholarships from the American Industrial Hygiene Foundation (AIHF). Glisson is also currently working as an environmental health intern with NASA Kennedy Space Center on Merritt Island, Fl.
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Student Spotlight | Mariela Noles Cotito

MA/MLA Student takes part in the Commission on the Status of Women

Mariela Noles Cotito, MA student in Latin American & Caribbean Studies program and MLA in Africana Studies, served as part of the National Delegation at the United Nations headquarters in New York, on behalf of her country of origin: Peru.
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Student Spotlight | Juan Castro

Electrical Engineering Student Receives Phi Kappa Phi Dissertation Fellowship

The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, an organization that promotes academic excellence in higher education, annually awards dissertation fellowships to active members who are doctoral candidates completing dissertations. Juan Castro, a Ph.D. candidate in Electrical Engineering at the University of South Florida, has received the Phi Kappa Phi dissertation Fellowship for 2017. Castro's dissertation is "Engineered Nanocomposite Materials for Microwave/Millimeter-Wave Applications of Fused Deposition Modeling." Congratulations Juan!
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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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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Postdoctoral Orientation
Friday, August 18 | 11:00am - 2:00pm | MSC 2702

Graduate Students - "FRESH" Start
Monday, August 21 | 9:00am - 11:00am | ALN 209

Graduate Students - Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, August 23 | 12:00pm - 2:00pm | ALN 209

GPSC Graduate Student Mixer
Friday, August 25 | 4:00pm - 6:00pm | MSC 2708

Recent Awards & Honors

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USF Graduate Student Research Symposium Recipients
International Travel Grant Competition Recipients
3MT® Award Recipients
Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award Recipients
Outstanding Thesis & Dissertation Award Recipients