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Welcome and CoVid-19 Update

Welcome to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) at Tulane University! OGPS advances graduate education and enhances postdoctoral training through program oversight, policy development, and implementation of focused activities. OGPS is part of the Office of Academic Affairs.

Due to CoVid-19 and Tulane University's policy of de-concentration, we are working remotely at this time. Email is the best way to reach us, but we are available for phone calls and some video conferencing.

If you have general questions, please send them to

If you have questions regarding career or academic advising, please contact Briana Mohan at

If you have questions regarding awards, grants, or other programs managed by OGPS, please contact Jennifer O'Brien-Brown at


Thank you, and take care!

Graduate & Postdoctoral News

Welcome new graduate and professional students!

In 2020, more than 2300 graduate and professional students have started work towards advanced degrees at Tulane and we are thrilled to welcome you all to campus. OGPS conducted orientation for new graduate students in the Schools of Liberal Arts, Medicine - Biomedical Sciences, and Science and Engineering online over the month of August. Orientation material will be available to all students for the remainder of the semester. 

Graduate Programs Still Accepting Applications

We recognize that many students' plans for the 2020-2021 academic year may have changed recently, and we hope to support you in your exploration of graduate studies at Tulane University. We have compiled a list of all of the programs (representing every school in the university and a wide range of subjects and degree types), which are still accepting applications for the 2020-2021 Academic Year. Check out the full list here!


Congratulations, Rachel Wise and Stephen Formel, Grand Prize and People's Choice winners, respectively, of Tulane's Fifth Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition! For more information about the 2019 Tulane 3MT competition, please click here.

Events & Workshops

Events and Workshops will all be conducted online in the Fall 2020 semester. Please go to the OGPS Career Development Canvas page or the OGPS Academic Resources Canvas page to register for workshops.

September 2020 Career Workshops

Career Discussion: What does it mean to be a human being and not a machine... and in grad school?
Wednesday, September 16, 2 pm
Register to attend through Canvas. 

Establishing, Building, and Maintaining Professional Relationships (aka Networking)
Monday, September 21, 10 am
Register to attend through Canvas.

Career Discussion: Whither goeth the academy and what does that mean for me?
Wednesday, September 30, 10 am
Register to attend through Canvas.


September 2020 Academic Resources Workshops

One on one appointments available most Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays
Sign up for an appointment through Canvas.

How do I manage all of this reading?
Tuesday, September 15, 11 am
Register to attend through Canvas.

Academic Support Group Discussion
Tuesday, September 22, 11 am
Register to attend through Canvas.

What is the best way to take notes?
Tuesday, September 29, 4 pm
Register to attend through Canvas.



External Funding Resources: Check out our list of external funding resources for fellowships, research grants, and postdoctoral training.

*For more details on the workshops and seminars, please visit seminars and workshops. Check back for updates to the schedule.