The Office of Graduate Studies is within the division of Academic Affairs. Graduate Studies provides oversight for graduate education at the university. We oversee graduate assistantships, the graduate foundation fellowships, and the Advanced Opportunity Program (AOP) grants. We also maintain records, policies and other procedures relating to graduate students. Applications for admission are submitted to the Office of Admissions, and are then forwarded to the Graduate Program Director/Coordinator where a recommendation is made and forwarded to the College and Graduate Dean.