Dean Smith Welcomes Graduate Students

It is my pleasure to welcome you to The University of Texas at Austin Graduate School family! Whether this is your first semester on the Forty Acres or you are a returning student, the Graduate School is here to support you and ensure you are successful.

The Graduate School will play an important role during your time at the university. In addition to granting your degree at convocation, the Graduate School ensures innovation and quality of graduate programs at the university, administers fellowships and advocates on behalf of graduate students on issues affecting them.

I encourage you to visit the Graduate School website to discover the services available to graduate students. These include:

  • Key Dates – Deadlines for registration, tuition, adding or dropping classes and applying to graduate.
  • Services and Resources – Information on career resources, events, graduate student organizations, housing and other campus services.
  • Finances – Information on fellowships, student employment, financial aid, and awards and other funds.

We look forward to offering our support to enhance your graduate experience and to help you successfully complete your program.

Hook ’em!

Mark J. T. Smith, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
Senior Vice Provost for Academic Affairs


Aug. 31, 2018