A Message from the Acting Dean
Welcome to the Office of Research and Graduate Studies.
It is an exciting time for SFA and, as such, an exciting time for your educational journey. The Office of Research and Graduate Studies is here to assist you every step of the way by inspiring and empowering our students and faculty members to achieve excellence in learning, innovation and creative activity.
The benefits of a graduate degree are multifaceted. First, it helps you understand more about yourself — your abilities, limitations and true passions. Second, it helps others understand how you are uniquely qualified to advance success in your areas of discipline. And third, it helps society as a whole as you apply your graduate degree to help make the world a better place in which to live.
Success as a graduate student will require careful attention to detail in course materials as well as in the graduate school policy statements that pertain to your academic pursuit. Whether you’re a current student or interested in one of our graduate programs, always feel free to visit with ORGS staff members for guidance — we are here to help you!
Subject to the availability of resources, graduate student assistantships are available to qualified students to help them achieve success in research and creative activity pursuits. For more information about assistantships, contact the ORGS using the contact information at the bottom of the page.
Come visit us, and together, we can watch your educational journey flourish.
Dr. Lorenzo Smith
Acting Dean of the Office of Research and Graduate Studies
Provost and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs