About OGPS

The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) is the service and support office for all masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral students in the School of Liberal Arts, School of Science and Engineering, School of Medicine - Biomedical Sciences, as well as doctoral students in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine. OGPS advances graduate education and enhances graduate training through programmatic oversight, policy development, and the implementation of career and academic workshops.

Michael Cunningham, PhD (He/Him)

Associate Provost for Graduate Studies and Research | Professor of Psychology

Michael is responsible for oversight of all graduate and professional studies academic issues at Tulane, and he assists in the formulation of university research policy.

mccunnin1@tulane.edu

(504) 314-2818

Ryan Stivers (He/Him)

Senior Academic and Career Advisor

 Ryan assists graduate students and postdoctoral fellows in reaching their career objectives by offering support in CV and resume writing, job searching, and conducting career workshops and seminars. Current graduate students and postdoctoral fellows can make an appointment with Ryan through Handshake.


rstivers@tulane.edu

 

 

Lauren Lukkarila, PhD (She/They)

Academic & Professional Development Support Specialist

Lauren develops and implements programs to help graduate students improve their academic speaking, reading, listening, and writing skills. She also has significant experience working with international and remote students to address the unique challenges those populations face. 

llukkarila@tulane.edu

Molly McClure (She/They)

Administrative Program Coordinator

Molly handles operations and administrative support for OGPS events and communications for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For questions about events or communication, contact Molly via email or phone. 

mmcclure1@tulane.edu

Tel: (504) 247-1214

Nha Nguyen (She/Her)

Administrative Program Coordinator 

Nha handles operations and administrative support for OGPS events and communications for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. For questions about events or communication, contact Nha via email or phone. 

nnguyen14@tulane.edu

Tel: (504) 247-1214

The Office of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies serves all masters, doctoral, and postdoctoral students in the School of Liberal Arts, School of Science and Engineering, School of Medicine - Biomedical Sciences, as well as doctoral students in the School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine

Tulane University also offers research-oriented graduate programs in the Schools of Architecture, Business, Law,  Medicine, and Social Work. The School of Professional Advancement, the continuing education division of the university, sponsors a Master of Liberal Arts and a Master of Professional Studies. OGPS does not provide any programmatic oversight to these programs. 

You can browse the available graduate programs using this search tool

Every year, OGPS hosts a myriad of in-person and virtual events to engage student populations. From the internationally competitive Three-Minute Thesis to headshot opportunities to productivity sessions, there's something for everyone. If you are interested in learning more about the various events OGPS hosts, please visit our Event page

OGPS publishes a monthly newsletter with updates on workshops, events, and opportunities for graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. If you would like to receive the newsletter via email, please register here. 

Graduate work was first offered at Tulane in 1883-84. Four students received Master of Arts degrees in 1885, and the first Doctor of Philosophy was conferred in 1887. In the ensuing years, graduate program offerings continued to develop under several different names and forms of administration. In 1925, the Faculty of Graduate Studies became the Graduate School.  With the renewal of the university in 2006, all graduate program administration returned to the respective schools, and the Graduate School was closed. Today, graduate studies are administered by the deans of the schools. At the departmental level, the graduate chair is responsible for the administration of graduate affairs.  The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies (OGPS) opened in 2012.   

If you have questions related to admissions or funding, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page. If the questions you have is not answered, you can reach out to the office via email at ogps@tulane.edu.