About Steve Matson

Grad School

Preparing graduate students for ‘unprecedented opportunities’

When I was a graduate student, I don’t think I ever heard the term “professional development.” Today, we use this term frequently to refer to an evolving skill set that we believe better prepares our students for careers both inside and outside of the academy. Many of us believe it is a critical component […]

Message from the Dean

Conversations with alumni and friends are opportunities to reflect on why graduate education matters in our world.
By |September 16th, 2016|Categories: Alumni & Friends, From the Dean|Tags: |

From the Dean: the value of education

Graduate Student Exit Survey data is now available in six areas: overall satisfaction, student life, student productivity, faculty and program support, financial support and employment.
By |January 12th, 2016|Categories: Campus News, From the Dean|Tags: , , |

Graduate Dean Matson envisions shorter time-to-degree

“It is important for our students to reduce their ‘opportunity costs’ and complete their graduate programs as quickly as possible."
By |September 10th, 2015|Categories: From the Dean|Tags: , , |

Watching the bottom line

As graduate degrees become increasingly important, Carolina works to keep them increasingly affordable.
By |January 7th, 2015|Categories: From the Dean|Tags: , |

A new semester and a new journey begin

Fall has arrived in Chapel Hill with warm days, cool nights and new cohorts of students in our 89 master’s and doctoral programs. Nearly 2,400 graduate students matriculated at Carolina this fall and as always they hail from around the state, country and world. The Graduate School’s website provides more information.

This fall, The Graduate […]

By |October 8th, 2014|Categories: From the Dean||

Remembering and reconnecting

Even though I was a graduate student many years ago, I still remember those days vividly and with a sense of pride in what I accomplished. When I meet graduate alumni, at Carolina and beyond, they also talk about their graduate student days with a sense of achievement. Whether you completed a master’s degree […]

By |February 27th, 2014|Categories: Alumni & Friends, From the Dean||