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Dean's Message


We are delighted about your admission to graduate study at Southern University and A&M College, and we look forward to welcoming you to campus. As a graduate student, you are an essential part of our university community. Graduate students—doctoral, master’s, and professional students—play a critical role in our pursuit for scholarship and advancement of our graduate programs.

The Graduate School collaborates with your College, Graduate Programs, and supports units to create an environment where you will grow and thrive. We are here to help you from admissions through to graduation and beyond. We take a holistic approach to your success by supporting your academic development and your career planning and professional development, your well- being, and on-campus experience. We help you in your desire to learn new skills and contribute to your communities at and beyond Southern as you prepare to compete in the rapidly changing and highly demanding workforce environment.

We encourage you to take advantage of Southern’s openness and nurturing legacy—seek out the superb faculty who are firmly committed to their roles as educators, mentors, and scholars, and talk with fellow graduate students with diverse backgrounds and from different states and parts of the world. To help you succeed in your graduate studies, you will find exceptional resources that complement what your program offers. Southern University offers an outstanding library, computer facilities, and wellness resources, where you’ll find other students, faculty, and staff who are eager to engage in dialogue, promote reflection, and offer support of all kinds. In addition to the individual graduate programs, the Graduate School offers a wide range of academic support and professional development services. Among these are the Graduate Student Council, the University Office of Career Services, and the Center for International Affairs.

If you may require any additional information or assistance, please don’t hesitate to visit us at the Graduate School is located in Harris Hall, Suite # 1055. We are confident that you will find Southern University a fascinating place to pursue your graduate studies, with immense professional development and networking engagement opportunities.




Albertha Lawson, Ph.D.
Professor and Interim Dean, Graduate School


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Office of Graduate and Professional Studies

Southern University and A&M College

T. H. Harris Hall, Suite 1055, Baton Rouge, LA 70813

(225) 771-5390 •