ACHIEVE BEYOND AT UNI

Transform your future. I am excited that UNI is on your list of graduate schools. As a top-ranked regional university, UNI is committed to helping you achieve beyond your personal, professional, and academic expectations. UNI will propel your journey through personalized attention by Graduate Faculty and impactful courses designed to give your career the edge it deserves.

You can achieve at UNI. We support you, the graduate student, at UNI. Nearly 60% of eligible graduate students received funding, such as a graduate assistantship from the Graduate College during the 2019-2020 school year. Academically, you will have access to tutoring and writing support through free workshops and one-on-one assistance. UNI can help you with food and necessities through the Panther Pantry or connect you to mental health and wellness resources like the UNI Counseling Center and Wellness Counseling services. Last year, the Graduate College supported an interdisciplinary cohort of graduate students to find new ways to support mental health on campus. These graduate students teamed up with Active Minds to provide V-A-R training to peer mentors and other groups on campus. 

Support for you in our dynamic world. Our campus is a more vibrant and creative place through a diversity of life experiences and perspectives. The Graduate College appreciates, honors, and respects the similarities and differences each of you bring to campus. Together, as a community of individuals, we provide a learning environment that will prepare you for a dynamic, interconnected world.

Create your distinction. Your graduate education is a challenging and magical time. I hope you follow in the steps of current UNI students like Shehreen or alumni like accomplished advocate Dr. Belinda Creighton-Smith,  and award-winning educator Dr. Jennifer Stimpson, and Waterloo mayor Quentin Hart. Like them, your time at UNI will equip you to achieve beyond.

Dr. Jennifer Waldron, Graduate College Dean

 

Register to Participate in the First Annual Three Minute Thesis Competition

Want to hear a thesis explained in less than 180 seconds? Research students from across the globe are doing just that in preparation for the Three Minute Thesis Competition (3MT®).

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// BY THE NUMBERS

91% Recent graduates agree they received a high-quality education

91%

Recent graduates agree they received a high-quality education

1650+ Students 2018 enrollment

1210+

Students enrolled in Fall 2020

92% Recent graduates agree the quality of graduate teaching is excellent

92%

Recent graduates agree the quality of graduate teaching is excellent

93% Recent graduates agree courses were intellectually stimulating

93%

Recent graduates agree courses were intellectually stimulating


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// EVENTS

Oct 20
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Coffee with the Dean

Wednesday Oct 20 - 2021

Join our Dean and Associate Dean of the Graduate College, for Coffee With the Dean from 12:...

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Nov 3
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Coffee with the Dean

Wednesday Nov 03 - 2021

Join our Dean of the Graduate College and Associate Dean, for Coffee With the Dean from 12:...

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Nov 12
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Three Minute Thesis @ UNI

Friday Nov 12 - 2021

About 3MT®

The Three Minute Thesis (3MT®) is an academic research communication...

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Nov 17
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Coffee with the Dean

Wednesday Nov 17 - 2021

Join our Dean of the Graduate College and Associate Dean, for Coffee With the Dean from 12:...

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