The outstanding accomplishments of our graduate students and graduate assistants are honored each year through a series of awards.

Distinguished Teaching Assistant Award

Recognizing exemplary TA performance at the master’s level, this award competition occurs in the fall.

Distinguished Thesis Award

Recognizing distinguished scholarship and research at the master’s level.

Outstanding Graduate Assistant Awards

Recognizing excellent administrative, teaching and research graduate assistants, along with graduate mentors. Competition for these awards take place in the spring.

Interdisciplinary Research Forum Awards

Recognizing outstanding visual and oral presentations of research.

3 Minute Thesis

Recognizing those students' oral presentations as well as their time management skills.

Outstanding Graduate Mentor

This award, nominated by students, recognizes one faculty member who has taken an active role in students’ graduate pursuits. The recipient of this award has mentored graduate students not only as an academic advisor but has influenced students’ lives personally.