The Graduate School:
Who We Are

Who We Are and How We Support You

How we work with you

  • Most of the time, you'll be working closely with your Directors of Graduate Studies and Student Service Managers to navigate the logistics of your graduate degree.
  • When questions or concerns arise, you can contact staff at The Graduate School for consultation. Depending on your inquiry, you could speak with:
    • Our admissions and enrolled students staff about course adds/drops or academic milestones
    • Our finance staff about the status of your stipend or fellowship
    • Our programming staff about upcoming academic, social, and professional events
    • Our communications staff about your upcoming profile in The Graduate School Magazine
    • Our administrators about withdrawal, readmission, parental leave, or leave of absence

Professional Development

  • Graduate School Professional Development provides opportunities for you to develop academic and professional skills through workshops and seminars as well as programming in collaboration with other units, including the Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL), the Center for Faculty Excellence, the Writing Center, and University Career Services.
  • Additional offerings, such as the Graduate Certificate in Business Fundamentals, provide opportunities to obtain certification for courses taken on communication, leadership, project management, and accounting.

Fellowships & Funding

  • The Graduate School offers fellowships and grants to eligible graduate students, including dissertation completion, off-campus research, summer research, and other awards for current students.
  • The Graduate Funding Information Center (GFIC) supports UNC-Chapel Hill graduate students seeking sources of funding for independent research, collaborative projects, fellowships, program development, and other scholarly activities. While we don’t fund students directly, we provide assistance and instruction to help students identify appropriate funding opportunities and craft strong applications.

Diversity & Student Success

Student Life

Reach Out

  • We want students to feel comfortable reaching out to us, sharing their experiences, and asking for help.
  • If you have questions, certainly check out our website first – do the legwork!
  • Here's how to contact Graduate School staff. Never hesitate to send an email or pick up the phone – we're pretty friendly.
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