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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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Office of Graduate Studies Renovations Have Started!

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) main office, ALN 226, is currently undergoing renovations. But that doesn't mean we aren't here! You can find us across the hall in ALN 200. The office will be open from 8:00am - 5:00pm Monday through Friday. You can also reach us by phone at 813-974-2846. We can't wait for students to see our renovated space in a few weeks!

Statewide Grad Research Symposium Winners Announced!

The Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) is pleased to announce the winners of the Florida Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium. For a list of the recipients, please click on the link below. Congratulations to these students!
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USF Takes First Place in the 2016-2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition for Change Climate Change

The Environmental Engineering and Science Foundation and the Association of Environmental Engineering & Science Professors announced USF's "Change Climate Change" team as the first place winner of the 2016/2017 EESF/AEESP Student Video Competition. Teams of students studying environmental engineering and science created 2-3 minute videos on the topic "what can individuals do to help reduce climate change". The projects were assessed on their creativity, accuracy, ability to reach target audiences and plans for circulating the final video product. The teams have been invited to accept their awards during the 2017 AAEES Excellence in Environmental Engineering and Science Awards Luncheon and Conference in Washington, D.C., on April 13, 2017. Congratulations Bulls for a first place win!
   >>    View the EESF/AEESP videos here

New & Noteworthy

Student Spotlight | Isabella Chan

Ph.D. candidate selected for the P.E.O. Scholar Award

Isabella Chan, a doctoral student in the USF College of Public Health, was selected for the P.E.O. Scholar Award for the 2017-2018 academic year. This one-time merit-based award is given to women scholars at the doctoral level in North America. This award helps to support research and study by providing financial assistance to students. Congratulations to Isabella on her achievement!
   >>    Read more about P.E.O. International here

Student Spotlight | Kevin Orner

Ph.D. candidate selected as a finalist for the Fulbright U.S. Student Award to Costa Rica

Kevin Orner, a Ph.D. Candidate in Environmental Engineering, will represent the U.S. as a cultural ambassador. His research is on nutrient and energy recovery from centralized wastewater treatment plants. The Fulbright Program is the flagship international educational exchange program of the United States. Congratulations to Kevin on his achievement!
   >>    Read more about the Fulbright U.S. Student Program 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

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

We will add summer events and deadlines soon! Please stay tuned!

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