About the Graduate College
The Graduate College is responsible for promoting quality graduate education at Florida Atlantic University. It serves as the central point of contact for recruiting prospective students, marketing graduate programs, and coordinating the admissions process for both international and domestic graduate students. The college supports currently enrolled students throughout their time at the university. These activities include, but are not limited to: conducting teaching assistantship training, hosting new student orientation, facilitating graduate student workshops for professional development, awarding fellowships, ensuring compliance with the university's thesis and dissertation guidelines, certifying all degree requirements are met for graduation, and awarding graduate degrees.
The Graduate College also provides administrative support to the university community. Working in conjunction with the University Graduate Council, Faculty Senate, and the individual college deans, the Graduate College works to develop university-wide graduate plans and policies to ensure that academic standards are maintained. Additionally, all new graduate course proposals and course changes, as well as any academic policy changes are organized by the Graduate College for submission to the Graduate Programs Committee. The college coordinates the graduate faculty appointments and maintains a central database of its membership.
FAU, part of the State University System of Florida, is a highly research-active institution with more than 250,000 square feet of laboratory space and over 40 research centers and institutes. Our graduate students pursue advanced degrees in 69 masters, 3 specialist, and 22 doctoral degree programs. As of fall 2013, 4,670 students were enrolled in graduate programs at FAU. Over 6,500 graduate degrees were awarded during the 2012-2013 academic year. Located in South Florida, FAU is situated in one of the most beautiful and culturally diverse areas of the country. The primary campus is in Boca Raton and is just 3 miles from the beach and 45 miles north of Miami and 40 miles south of Jupiter.