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About the Office of Graduate Education

The Office of Graduate Education in the College of Natural Sciences, under the leadership of Associate Dean Dan Knopf, provides support for graduate students throughout the college. Graduate education is an integral part of the college’s strategic goals to prepare the next generation of scientists, develop leaders, promote innovation, and strengthen state, national, and global communities. Graduate students play vital roles in the discovery of new knowledge and in helping our undergraduates share in those discoveries — making graduate students crucial to the College's research and teaching mission.

Dr. Knopf is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics. Read more about his research here.

Looking to connect with your program? Visit the Graduate Programs page »


Navigating graduate studies in CNS: We created five brief orientation videos to help new and continuing students be well prepared for their time in our graduate programs:

  1. Intro to Graduate Studies
  2. Professional Development and Career Preparation
  3. Students 101
  4. Multidirectional Communication
  5. Student Support