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Course Materials in New Formats Available Now

March 20, 2023

Starting today, you can download digital course materials in new formats for your smart phones, tablets and audio devices through the Ally accessibility platform in Canvas. 

The Graduate Student Experience Survey is Now Open

Feb. 27, 2023

Graduate students, the gradSERU survey has officially launched! Click here to take the survey.

The University of Texas at Austin is committed to ensuring that graduate students have the resources they need to succeed. In an effort to better understand the graduate student experience and develop programs, policies and services to support you, the university invites you to participate in a survey to share your thoughts and opinions.

Register for the Graduate Student Mentoring Canvas Course

Feb. 7, 2023

We have announced the launch of a new Graduate Student Mentoring Course, which is now available in Canvas. The self-paced online course is designed to help all UT graduate students build strong mentoring relationships and develop networks of mentors on campus.

Campus-Wide Elections Take Place Feb. 27 & 28

Jan. 24, 2023

The Graduate School encourages you to make your voice heard and participate in the official representative bodies of graduate students. Campus-wide elections take place on Feb. 27 and 28, 2023, including for two key student organizations: The Graduate Student Assembly (GSA) and Student Government.

Spring Updates & Resources for Graduate Students

Jan. 20, 2023

The Graduate School would like to welcome you back for the spring term and share a few updates and resources for our graduate school community.

Introducing Your Graduate School CARE Counselor

Jan. 12, 2023

We'd like to introduce you to Laura Sandoval-Sweeney, the Graduate School counselor in the Counselors in Academic Residence (CARE) Program. CARE is a program of the Counseling and Mental Health Center that provides mental health services in academic offices to facilitate students’ academic and life goals.

Chemistry Ph.D. Student Wins 2023 Three Minute Thesis Competition

Nov. 21, 2022

On Nov. 11, 2022, Chemistry Ph.D. student Atreya Dey won first place in the final round of The Graduate School’s Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition at UT. Dey’s presentation “The Theory of a Hundred Thousand Grandmas” earned him a $1,000 prize and the opportunity to advance to the regional 3MT competition in March.

Making Friends with the Leviathan of Uncertainty

Oct. 7, 2022

A self-proclaimed ‘defector’ of academia, Stephanie Malak (Ph.D. '16) has spent the last six years learning to be comfortable in the face of uncertainty. After completing her Ph.D. in Latin American literature, she currently works as a senior research associate at Spark Admissions, a college admissions consulting firm. Upon graduation, Stephanie found the courage to venture into uncharted territory when a fateful fellowship helped open her mind to career possibilities beyond a professorship. 

Graduate School Dean Mark J. T. Smith Announces Retirement

Sept. 16, 2022

Mark J. T. Smith, dean of the Graduate School and senior vice provost for academic affairs, has announced his retirement and will step down as upon completion of the 2022-23 academic year. A national search will soon begin to identify his successor.

Sexual Assault Prevention For New Graduate Students

Sept. 13, 2022

Whether you are new to UT Austin or you are already a Longhorn, we want you to feel safe and supported. All first-year graduate students are required to complete a mandatory online education course: Sexual Assault Prevention for Graduate Students (SAPG).