Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of North Florida!
We are here to help you achieve your goals and ambitions by providing
you opportunities to pursue cutting-edge scholarly research, gain superior
professional skills and experience, and improve your standing in the career
path of your choice.
Message from the Dean:
UNF, you join 1,700 graduate students pursuing masters and doctoral degrees in
50 different programs. With almost 500 faculty members, you receive a level of
attention, guidance, and opportunity that would be hard to find at a much
larger university. And, you have access to the tremendous resources of
Jacksonville and the Northeast Florida region: a rich and complex natural
environment; a deep human history from the earliest indigenous inhabitants through
the Civil Rights movement; a vibrant economy built around logistics,
transportation, healthcare, and advanced manufacturing; and a diverse urban
center with all the exciting dynamics and compelling challenges you'd expect
from a major modern city. This is what makes UNF a regional university
of international quality.
of its many strengths, graduate education at UNF is widely recognized as among
the best. In addition to the many programs that receive top accreditations, UNF
has received numerous other honors. U.S. News & World Report names
UNF on its list of Best Graduate Schools, including recognition as a Best
Online Graduate Education Program. UNF's Coggin College of Business is
considered a Best Business School by Princeton Review, with the
Master of Accountancy ranked in the Top 30 Affordable Masters programs. The
School of Nursing received Stellar School Recognition by the National Student
Nurses' Association, and the MS in Clinical Mental Health Counseling and Doctor
of Physical Therapy degrees are on the top-25 lists at GraduatePrograms.com.
And that's just a small sampling of our many accolades.
Graduate students from UNF are highly
successful, both during their time on campus and in their career placement. One
testament to this is how well our students perform on certification tests.
In 2013, for example, certification scores for nurse anesthetist students
far exceeded the national mean in every category. And UNF graduate students,
with the assistance of our Graduate Scholars program and other internal
support, travel across the country to present their work at professional
conferences and publish in high-impact professional and scholarly journals.
To achieve all this, we challenge you to think
in novel and creative ways, to enrich your talents at communicating and
thinking critically, and to discover a wealth of new knowledge and skills. We
are here to help you succeed. Reach out to us; we are here for you!
Renowned journalist Sydney J. Harris noted that
"the whole purpose of education is to turn mirrors into windows." A
graduate degree from UNF takes the strengths and talents you already possess
and opens up a world full of possibility, opportunity, and success.
John Kantner, PhD RPA
Dean of the Graduate School
Associate Vice President for Research
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