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Dean Steve Matson’s statement to students on tax reform legislation

Dear Students:

I know we are all interested in the tax reform legislation now making its way through Congress and how it may affect graduate education. I want to assure you we are taking this very seriously. Since late October, The Graduate School has been working closely with University leaders, our Office of Federal Affairs and […]

By |December 8th, 2017|Categories: Campus News, From the Dean, N.C. Impact||

From the Dean: Understanding Ph.D. career pathways

Dean Steve Matson discusses Carolina’s role in groundbreaking project on graduate alumni career trajectories, students’ professional goals
By |October 6th, 2017|Categories: Alumni & Friends, From the Dean|Tags: , |

The Graduate School Welcomes Two New Associate Deans

Dr. Jennifer Gerz-Escandón and Dr. Hoi Ning Ngai will begin their work at The Graduate School on Sept. 18.

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||