Graduate Resources

The department and your advisor will provide substantial support to students seeking academic jobs after the PhD. If you are seeking another kind of job or are getting a different degree, you may also want to make use of Career Services. The staff there is happy to work with students individually and in groups.

CESL offers full-time daily instruction for general intensive English as well as TOEFL preparation. CESL also offers individual evening-time specialty classes for listening, speaking, writing, and reading. There is a fee for all instruction, and no university credit is given.


For information on Commencement details, visit the UA Commencement Website and the SBS Convocation Website.

The Disability Resource Center and The University of Arizona are committed to facilitating full access for students with disabilities through consultation with faculty and the provision of reasonable accommodations. The first step in the process is meeting with a Disability Specialist and presenting documentation of a disability. The Disability Specialist's role is to review documentation and consult with students and faculty regarding reasonable accommodations.

The Strategic Alternative Learning Techniques (SALT) Center promotes the achievement of individuals with learning and attention challenges. Through a student-centered model, SALT provides comprehensive services to maximize student success and support the University of Arizona community. We collaborate with community-based organizations that facilitate learning and enrollment in higher education. We initiate and pursue innovative practices designed to partner with and serve the people of Arizona and the global community.

The GPSC was created to promote the causes and concerns of the graduate student body, to create and foster programs beneficial for growth and interaction, to disburse funds for the benefit of professional development, and to serve as the representative body and voice at the University of Arizona, the University of Arizona Administration, and the Arizona Board of Regents on behalf of graduate and professional students.

The GPSC provides travel grants and other types of funding to graduate students. For more information see:

Information about the Human Subjects Protection Program and Institutional Review Board, including certification, procedures, and forms, is available at this web site:

The mission of Office of International Student Programs and Services is to coordinate comprehensive programs and services for international students that foster positive experiences at The University of Arizona and in the United States. They serve as representatives and advocates for international students, providing liaison with UA campus academic and administrative departments, local, state and federal agencies, foreign agencies, and various organizations and members of the Tucson community.

SBSRI is a unit in the Dean’s Office which promotes and supports research. They have Pre-Doctoral and Doctoral Grants, as well as workshops for grant writing. They have listings and contact information for numerous grant and fellowship programs.

A wide variety of resources in support of your development as a teacher are offered through the Office of Instruction and Assessment. These resources range from workshops that you can attend on a drop-in basis to individualized classroom observation and consulting to the Certificate in College Teaching, The WSIP offers free Writing Workshop Series each semester, as well as a summer writing institute.

WSIP offers a regular series of 50-minute workshops weekly throughout the semester. Workshops are interactive and activity-based. Participants are encouraged to bring samples of their own writing to practice skills. Online registration is required.

Graduate Writing Workshops – This weekly series is designed to address the central challenges faced by academic writers in all fields. One-hour workshops include “Step-by-Step Through the Master’s Thesis or Dissertation” and “Designing the Curriculum Vitae and Cover Letter.” For more information, including the calendar of workshops:

Graduate Writing Institute – This free three-week intensive writing program is held each summer for all graduate students focusing on writing projects, theses, and dissertation work. Students of various disciplines work on their writing in small groups and attend lectures in larger groups on relevant topics regarding writing. They also receive individual tutoring time. This program assists graduate students to complete research papers and projects, conference presentations, theses and dissertations. For more information and to fill out an application: Applications are due several months in advance of the Institute.

Graduate Writing Services Besides the Graduate Writing Workshops, the WSIP offers individual tutoring for minority graduate students.

The online Graduate Writing Resource contains useful information about academic writing, from overcoming procrastination to composing a literature review.

Computing on Campus

The Office of Student Computing Resources has compiled a wealth of computing information at this website: The website contains an online new-student orientation, during which you may create your UA Ned ID and set up your UA email account. Your UA NetID verifies your identity when you use many of the online services the University of Arizona provides. This ensures the privacy of your personal information and restricts the use of resources to those for whom they are intended. E-mail is the official means of communication between the University administration and all students. You are required to have a University of Arizona e-mail account. Important official e- mail notices may be sent to students periodically, and it is your responsibility to monitor your UA e-mail account for such messages.

University Information Technology Services:

Some primary campus services for instructional technology include:
University of Arizona Software Licensing (free software): Classroom Technology Services Services (AV equipment for classroom use): or call 621-OSCR
The Office of Student Computing Resources (OSCR, pronounced “Oscar”) was established in 2004 to help students get the most out of UA computing technology. OSCR provides access to a wide range of computing tools and support services in general-purpose computing labs (open to UA students, faculty, and staff) and electronic classrooms spread across campus.

Graduate Handbooks