Office of Graduate Studies

UNL Graduate Studies Come make waves
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Engagement & Support

Connections and collaborations abound in this thriving graduate student community.

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Research & Creative Activity

Our faculty foster students' fascinations in these integral areas of the graduate experience.

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Professional Development

Commencement is a beginning, not an end. Where do you see yourself after graduate school?

We can help you get there


In 2015 our students earned 324 doctoral degrees, 846 master's degrees, and 117 graduate certificates.

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Happening now or in the next week

August22to Dec 16
Fall 2016 Classes

Use MyRED to browse classes and enroll.

November9to Jan 11
Graduate Recognition Awards: Accepting Nominations

We call for nominations of outstanding GTAs, GRAs and creative activity, and faculty.  See also: Prior Recipients.

November9to Feb 1
Folsom Distinguished Dissertation & Thesis: Accepting Nominations
December7to Feb 8
Fellowships for Current Students: Accepting Applications

Deadline is 1:00 PM on Feb. 8. New students see instead Funding for New Students.


For details consult the University Registrar's Graduate Ceremony and Commencement Schedule pages.

Looking further ahead

January9to May 5
Spring 2017 Classes

Use MyRED to browse classes and enroll; see Academic Calendar for drop/add dates and more.


Join us for an intro to graduate study at UNL, plus breakfast and a chance to meet other new graduate students.


For doctoral students graduating in the next year. Presentation outlining steps, followed by Q&A. Offered twice.

Sealing the Recruitment Deal

Faculty and staff: Register now to learn strategies to help move students from admit to enrolled.

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