Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at the University of Kansas prepares students to be innovators and leaders, ready to meet the demands of the academy, industry, government, and our global society.

Graduate Studies Organization

Office of the Dean of Graduate Studies

The Dean's Office provides services to all graduate students and graduate programs at KU, including support for professional development, academic affairs, scholarships, fellowships, and awards.

Office of Graduate Admissions

The Office of Graduate Admissions guides applicants to information on graduate programs at KU, processes applications for admissions to graduate programs, and assists graduate programs in creating and managing new student enrollment.

Office of Graduate Military Programs

The Office of Graduate Military Programs assists military service members in obtaining advanced civilian educational degrees and acts as the liaison between KU and the United States Armed Offices.

The Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellowship

The Madison & Lila Self Graduate Fellowship identifies, recruits, and provides funding and development opportunities for exceptional Ph.D. students in business, economics, engineering, mathematics, and biological, biomedical, pharmaceutical, and physical sciences


Announcing: Fall 2019 3MT® Finalists!

List of Finalists

  • Jennifer Amrein
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    Gut Bugs: Friend or Foe?
  • Kyle Apley
    Doctoral Student in Pharmaceutical Chemistry
    Halting a Rogue Immune Response
  • Wendy Aquino Nunez
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Tauopathies: The Cat and the Yarn Analogy
  • Bailey Banach
    Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
    The World's Smallest Game of Chess: Engineering Antibody Proteins
  • Oindrila De
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    The Mighty MORPHin Fly Embryo
  • Max Fairlamb
    Doctoral Student in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
    Relay for Repair: Passing the Baton
  • Ilvina Gabrielian
    Master's Student in Music
    The Shostakovich's Seventh Symphony as a Reflection of Military Events in 1941 and Expression of Heroic Struggle for Freedom and Peaceful Future
  • Luke Helker
    Master's Student in Music
    The Sound of Global Warming
  • Shivani Jagannathan Murali
    Doctoral Student in Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology
    Stopping the Unstoppable: The Fight Against Cancer
  • Pamela Johnson
    Doctoral Student in Bioengineering
    Regrowing Cartilage in Joints with Hormones
  • Anna Klompen
    Doctoral Student in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
    How did Box Jellyfish Become Deadly?
  • Rene Martin
    Doctoral Student in Biological Sciences
    The Role of Phylogeny in the Evolution of Body Shape of Lanternfishes (Myctophiformes)
  • Suraj Niraula
    Doctoral Student in Pharmacology and Toxicology
    Mechanism of Loss of Synapses in Alzheimer's Disease
  • Manvendra Pal Singh
    Doctoral Student in Medicinal Chemistry
    Do Proteins Prefer Binding to Complex Molecules?
  • Srivatsan Parthasarathy
    Doctoral Student in Microbiology
    Good Bacteria/Bad Bacteria

Graduate Students Rising

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