Stephen F. Austin State University

Greetings from the Dean

Welcome to SFA's Graduate School. We are so excited you have decided to take the next step in your education! If you already have a degree from SFA and are now focusing on an advanced degree, we are thrilled your experience has led you to continue your education with us. Welcome back!

If you have narrowed your search down to a couple of universities you are interested in attending, exploring our website is a good starting point for gaining valuable information. However, let me encourage you to visit SFA in person and allow us to sit down with you and discuss your future face to face. We are so proud of our university and all it has to offer. We know that once you see it for yourself, you will be convinced SFA is where you belong.

Through the years, SFA has gained a remarkable reputation for providing personalized attention to our students in an environment that fosters creativity and growth. Through unique learning experiences, including study-abroad programs, faculty- and student-led research opportunities, internships, and graduate assistantships, we are preparing our graduate students to take their places as leaders in the working world.

Along with providing you with the skills you need to be successful in your professional career, we also are dedicated to helping you gain employment after graduation. Many companies and industries rely on SFA graduates to fill leadership roles within their organizations, and they visit the campus each semester to recruit soon-to-be alumni.

Thank you for your interest in SFA. Please let us know how we may help facilitate your enrollment. We look forward to seeing you soon.


Richard Berry, D.M.A.

Dean, Graduate School