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Welcome to the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies


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.

Graduate & Postdoctoral News

Congratulations Graduates! In the 2017-2018 academic year, 112 students received PhDs, 11 students received MFAs, and 274 students received master's degrees! Students graduated from seven different schools within Tulane University and in 46 different disciplines.  

Congratulations, Samantha Kurtz, for winning the Three Minute Thesis competition at the Council of Southern Graduate Schools! Read more about the competition and her work in biomedical innovation here.

  • Graduate Hooding and Recognition Ceremony
    Friday, May 17, 9:00 am, McAlister Auditorium

    Organized by the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, Academic Affairs, and the Schools of Liberal Arts, Medicine (Biomedical Sciences), and Science and Engineering for students graduating with a research-based masters degree or a PhD. Graduates receiving a PhD or an MFA will be hooded by their advisor. For more information, please contact OGPS.


  • Ready, Prep, Teach! A teaching workshop
    Wednesday, May 15, 8:45 am to 3:30 pm

    Organized by the Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching and the Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows who have or anticipate having a teaching assignment or TA position. The workshop will offer both large format discussions as well as smaller, breakout sessions. Workshop topics will include classroom management and setting boundaries, leading discussions, collaborative/group work, grading, and active learning.

    Registration is required, register here.

  • Three Minute Thesis Competition
    Wednesday, November 14, 2:00 pm
    Kendall Cram Ballroom, Lavin-Bernick Center

    Organized by Tulane's Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies, the 3MT is an academic competition that challenges PhD students to describe their research within three minutes to a general audience. 3MT celebrates the discoveries made by research students and encourages their skill in communicating the importance of research to the broader community.

    Community members, as well as all Tulane faculty, staff, and students are welcome to attend this event. A reception will follow the competition.

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

Events & Workshops

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

Spring 2019

Workshops for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows
All of the workshops offered for the Spring 2019 Semester are on this list; workshops require registration through Handshake (links are included).
Download the Spring 2019 Workshop Calendar