Welcome from the A&S Associate Dean for Graduate Education

The College of Arts and Sciences (A&S) is the largest college at UofL and home to an intellectually rich and vibrant community of scholars. In addition to its outstanding undergraduate programs, the College offers graduate degrees and certificates in the humanities, social and natural sciences, and exciting interdisciplinary fields. We offer doctorates (Ph.D.s) in 14 disciplines, the Masters of Fine Arts (MFA) in Theatre Arts and in Studio Art, and master’s degrees (MA, MS, MPA, and MUP) in every discipline taught in Arts & Sciences. You will find a link to the graduate programs offered in the College, along with links to departments.

A graduate education involves exploration and immersion in your field of study. Graduate students are engaged in scholarly activities, basic and applied research, and creative works to make original and substantive contributions to their fields of inquiry. Our students have been involved in ground-breaking research, including discovering a new planet, identifying the role of psychosocial factors in cancer progression, and discussing the scientific ethos of the television show “Breaking Bad.”

The University of Louisville and our city have much to offer graduate students. Be sure to check the links on the left to the A&S Graduate Student Handbook; Student Resources (including helpful forms and Handbook on Student Life); the School of Interdisciplinary and Graduate Studies; and the Graduate Student Network in A&S, your student-run organization. In addition to your work in the classroom, lab, or studio, there are tremendous opportunities awaiting throughout campus and the Metro Louisville area.

As Associate Dean for Graduate Education, my role is to foster graduate students’ work and development, to support the completion of their degrees, to help departments and programs work with their students, and to promote the scholarly activities of A&S graduate students and their faculty mentors. My best wishes for your success, and feel free to contact my office if you have any questions about graduate education in the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Louisville.

Janet Woodruff-Borden, Ph.D.
Associate Dean