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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

2017 Oustanding Thesis & Dissertation Awards - Recipients

The Office of Graduate Studies has awarded their OTD Awards to Ashley Basiorka (Changing the Pathobiological Paradigm in Myelodysplastic Syndromes: The NLRP3 Inflammasome Drives the MDS Phenotype), Jeremy Cohen (Climate Change Drives Outbreaks of Emerging Infectious Disease and Phenological Shifts), and Prerna Malaney (Significance of PTEN Phosphorylation and its Nuclear Function in Lung Cancer). Congratulations, recipients!
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2017 Oustanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Awards - Recipients

The Office of Graduate Studies has awarded the 2017 Outstanding Graduate Faculty Mentor Award to Dr. C. Victor Fung, Professor of Music Education in the College of The Arts. Honorable Mention was given to Dr. Jonathan Rottenberg, Professor of Psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences. Thank you for making USF great!
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Alumna Spotlight | Kaya Wei

Physics PhD Alumna Awarded Prestigious Fellowship

USF Department of Physics 2015 Ph.D. alumna, Kaya Wei, was awarded and accepted, the Jack E. Crow Postdoctoral Fellowship at Florida State University. The Jack E. Crow Postdoctoral Fellowship Program was named after the founding director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory, and is designed for Ph.D.s with a research interest in Experimental Condensed Matter Physics/Materials Science. The position allows for independent research. Kayla was also an Outstanding Dissertation Award recipient.
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Alumnus Spotlight | Al Bassam Bader

ProQuest's 25-Most Accessed Dissertations and Theses list

USF Computer Science and Engineering student, Al Bassam Bader's thesis, Enforcing Security Policies On GPU Computing Through The Use Of Aspect-Oriented Programming Techniques, was recognized as being among ProQuest's 25 Most Accessed Dissertations and Thesis for the month of July. Al Bassam was advised by Professor Jay Ligatti.
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Student Spotlight | Maria Huynh

COPH and MCH are the perfect match for Maria Huynh

Summer 2017 COPH graduate Maria Huynh finished with a dual concentration in epidemiology and maternal & child health. Huynh believes she made the right decision to attend the COPH. "I had a great time at the COPH and I know I made the right decision to come here and be surrounded by so many inspirational public health professionals," she said.
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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 | 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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Upcoming Events & Deadlines

Paying for and Surviving Graduate School
October 17 | 1:00pm - 2:00pm | MSC 4200

Writing Workshop: Collaborative Writing
October 19 | 3:00pm | CWY 109

Guest Speaker: Don Asher
October 24 | 6:00pm - 7:30pm | MSC 2709

IDP for Science and Engineering
October 25 | 1:00pm - 3:00pm | CIS 1044

Graduate & Professional School Fair
October 26 | 10:00am - 2:00pm | MSC Ballroom

AAAS Science and Technology Policy Fellowships for Students and Postdocs
October 26 | 11:00am - 12:00pm | MSC 3705

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