Stephen F. Austin State University

Greetings from the Dean

Welcome to SFA's Graduate School.

photo of Pauline M. SampsonStephen F. Austin State University (SFA) is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work and service. We are excited about transformative learning experiences that lead to your professional careers. SFA Research and Graduate Studies offers a wide variety of opportunities in doctoral degrees, master's degrees and certificates. The graduate programs are designed to engage you in a learner-centered environment and offer opportunities to prepare you for the challenges of living in the global community. We encourage you to utilize every resource our office offers to enrich your graduate study experience.

We invite you to explore the details of our graduate programs through the graduate bulletin and links on our website. SFA Research and Graduate Studies has what you want and need to maximize the impact of your studies. The Graduate Studies staff and I welcome your interest in SFA. We welcome the opportunity to assist you from admission through graduation. We are here to support your academic success at SFA. We are committed to our 1,629 graduate students. Please reach out to us if you have questions about policies or suggestions on ways to enhance your graduate education.

I look forward to meeting you!

Pauline M. Sampson, Ph.D.
Dean of Research and Graduate Studies
Stephen F. Austin State University