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The mission of the Research & Graduate Programs unit (RGP), within the School of Engineering Dean’s Office, is to support engineering faculty, staff and students and to ensure the academic quality of the graduate degree programs. RGP provides guidance and training to departments and students on school and university policy, documents graduate student milestones, processes petitions for exceptions to policy, and manages the General Research Fund Awards.

RGP works with the Engineering Career Center and Diversity Programs to track national news and scholarly research pertaining to graduate education and seeks to strengthen communications and sharing of best practices across all engineering graduate programs.

RGP provides direct administrative and advising support—including support of recruitment, retention, professional development and public outreach—for the engineering graduate programs on the Lawrence Campus and select programs on the Edwards Campus.

RGP works closely with KU’s Office of Graduate Studies, seeking their assistance in the interpretation of graduate policy, providing verification and documentation of degree completion, and providing feedback on processes and practices within the School of Engineering.

Quick Links Section:

Academic Catalog

Graduate Studies Information & Policies

University Registrar

Graduation Calendar (pdf)

Academic Calendar

Graduate Student Handbook (pdf)

Advisor/Advisee Expectations (pdf)

Contact Us:

Anna Paradis
Director of Graduate Academic Services
Lynn Villafuerte
Assistant Director of Graduate Academic Services


Engineering Research Highlights

One of 34 U.S. public institutions in the prestigious Association of American Universities
44 nationally ranked graduate programs.
—U.S. News & World Report
Top 50 nationwide for size of library collection.
5th nationwide for service to veterans —"Best for Vets: Colleges," Military Times
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