A Message from the Dean
Welcome to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies!
Stephen F. Austin State University is a comprehensive institution dedicated to excellence in teaching, research, scholarship, creative work and service. We are reimagining graduate education in a way that is student centered, faculty led and emphasizes a holistic view of graduate training.
We believe graduate education is a shared enterprise. The SFA Graduate School works together with faculty members and the university’s six colleges to provide graduate programs that sustain a dynamic intellectual climate within which graduate students thrive. Thus, our goal is preparing students for an expanded range of career opportunities and providing outlets for interdisciplinary, project-based approaches to solving complex, real-world problems for both doctoral and master’s students.
We are excited to offer transformative learning experiences that lead to professional careers. SFA research and graduate studies offers a wide variety of opportunities in doctoral degrees, master's degrees and certificates. Graduate study at SFA means engaging with a vibrant and diverse community of faculty and students eager to conduct research that informs and shapes the world around us.
Our graduate programs are designed to engage students in a learner-centered environment and offer opportunities to prepare students for the challenges of living in the global community. We invite you to explore the details of graduate studies and admissions, undergraduate research and creative discovery, and research grants and sponsored programs for faculty members.
Our graduate programs offer faculty and students the ability to expand their horizons as well as create viable career pathways and professional work experiences. We invite you to explore our graduate degree programs, resources and community. I look forward to hearing from you!
Dr. Freddie Avant
Interim Dean of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies