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The Graduate School

A Message from the Dean

Welcome to the Graduate School at the University of North Florida!about-dean

I am thrilled to extend a warm welcome to all prospective students considering joining our vibrant academic community. Located on a nature preserve in sunny northeast Florida approximately eight miles from the Atlantic Ocean and 13 miles from downtown Jacksonville, our university offers a unique blend of academic excellence, diverse opportunities, and a supportive environment for your graduate studies.

At the University of North Florida, we take pride in our commitment to fostering a community of scholars. With over 80 exceptional graduate programs across various disciplines, we provide a wide array of options to suit your academic and career goals. Our dedicated faculty members are experts in their fields and are passionate about mentoring and guiding students like you to reach their full potential.

Jacksonville serves as an ideal setting for your graduate education. With a population of almost one million, the city offers endless opportunities for exploration and personal growth. From its stunning beaches, miles of waterways, and extensive park system to its lively downtown offering sports, museums, performances, and local restaurants and breweries, Jacksonville provides a backdrop that enhances your academic experience and offers a balanced lifestyle.

As a prospective graduate student, we understand that you have aspirations and dreams to pursue. That is why our Graduate School is committed to providing the resources, support, and opportunities necessary to help you succeed. Whether it's through research collaborations, internships or community engagement, we strive to create an environment that nurtures your intellectual curiosity and prepares you for a fulfilling career.

We invite you to explore our website to learn more about our graduate programs, faculty, and the wealth of resources available to you. Feel free to reach out to our friendly staff, who are dedicated to assisting you with any questions or concerns you may have. We are here to support you on your journey and provide the guidance you need to make informed decisions about your graduate education.

As you consider the University of North Florida for your graduate studies, know that you are not just choosing a university – you are becoming part of a close-knit community that values collaboration, diversity, and academic excellence. We are excited to welcome you and accompany you on this transformative educational journey.

Thank you for considering the Graduate School at the University of North Florida. We look forward to welcoming you to our campus!

Warm regards,

Michele J. Moore, PhD
Dean of the Graduate School
University of North Florida

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By donating to the UNF Graduate School, you can support our graduate student Ospreys! Pursuing a graduate education can be financially challenging for students. Your gift, regardless of size, holds the potential to be the deciding factor between an "I can" and an "I can't" for one of our Ospreys. Your support is not just a donation; it's an investment in the future of our students and our community.