Current Graduate Students

Travel Grants for Graduate & Professional Students

In conjunction with the Graduate Studies Student Association (GSSA), OGPS awards a limited number of travel grants of up to $500 each for students to present a paper or poster at a conference. Graduate students in the School of Liberal Arts and School of Science and Engineering are eligible to apply for $500. Other students pursuing a PhD, MA, or MS are eligible to apply for $100, to supplement funds that their student  Application guidelines and the application form are available here.


OGPS sponsors workshops that support the professional development of Tulane's graduate students. You can find a complete list of offered workshops and seminars here, as well as upcoming dates.


To review the policies affecting graduate study at Tulane, see the OGPS policies page or the University Catalog.  For information on policies related to your specific program of study, consult with your advisor or the Director of Graduate Studies for your degree program.

School specific policies, such as grades, grievances, and residency requirements can be found within schools' respective policy pages. The School of Liberal Arts's page is here, and the School of Science and Engineering's pageis here.

Graduate Student Organizations

The Graduate Studies Student Association (GSSA) represents PhD and research based masters students (MA, MFA, MS) in the School of Liberal Arts and the School of Science and Engineering.

The (BMSSA) represents PhD and research-based master's students in the School of Medicine. 

The Graduate and Professional Student Association (GAPSA) represents graduate students in all schools at Tulane University. 

Dissertations and Theses

Graduate students must submit their theses and dissertations to Tulane's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Archive, our locally hosted repository here. Doctoral dissertations must also be submitted to ProQuest. Students may elect to embargo their paper for 6 or 12 months. 

Mentoring Relationships

Faculty mentors play an important role in graduate students' experiences and success. OGPS provides several tips for finding a mentor.

Teaching Resources

The Center for Engaged Learning and Teaching (CELT) supports faculty, staff, postdocs, and graduate students as they prepare or continue to teach through a variety of workshops and resources. Their website details all of the work CELT does, while this document gives the specifics on opportunities for graduate students. 

CELT has an extensive library of books on diverse topics all relevant to teaching - pedagogy, classroom management, assessment techniques, the science of learning, etc. Click here to see a full list of books and their descriptions. To borrow one or suggest an additional acquisition, email Ariel McFarland.


Campus Resources

Tulane has many resources to assist you in your research and teaching, and to foster your engagement with the university community. 

External Funding

OGPS has compiled a list of external funding sources for graduate study, research, and postdoctoral experiences.

External Awards

Each year the Conference of Southern Graduate Schools (CSGS) sponsors two Master's thesis awards and an ETD Master's Thesis Award. You can find information about the Master's thesis awards here.