Division of Academic Affairs
Christopher White, Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs
The division of Academic Affairs falls under the leadership of the Vice Provost for Research and Academic Affairs, Dr. Christopher White. As vice provost, Dr. White is responsible for Undergraduate and Graduate Academic Affairs, the Graduate College, the Academic Resource Center (ARC), Office of Undergraduate Research, the Interprofessional Projects (IPRO) Program, the Idea Shop, Assessment and Accreditation, and student academic affairs in general. The services provided by the offices overseen by Dr. White enhance the educational experience of both graduate and undergraduate students.
Jamshid Mohammadi, Associate Dean of the Graduate College
Holli Pryor-Harris, Associate Vice Provost, Graduate Academic Affairs
The Graduate College coordinates the programs of advanced study offered by the academic units of the university. The Associate Dean chairs the Graduate Studies Committee, sets minimum standards for graduate students, represents the university in national forums for graduate education, serves as an advocate for promoting graduate education across the university, and oversees thesis examination through the Director of Academic Writing.
The Office of Graduate Academic Affairs, headed by the Associate Vice Provost, monitors academic progress, conducts academic standing reviews, completes preliminary and final academic audits, certifies and awards degrees, and enforces co-terminal and graduate studies policies.
Thirty-five separate Master of Science (M.S.) degrees, which typically include a thesis requirement, are offered. The professional Master's (MAS) and Master of Engineering (M.E.) degrees, which do not require a thesis, have fifty separate offerings. Doctoral (Ph.D.) degrees are offered in twenty-three fields.