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Information for Current Graduate Students

This page contains resources for current graduate students within the Department of Women's and Gender Studies.

2016/2017 WGS Graduate Student Handbook: This handbook is, in essence, your "rules of the road" for the MA program in Women's and Gender Studies. Information on what is required for each stage of the program is contained in it.

USF Tampa Graduate Catalog: All policies pertaining to the Office of Graduate Studies (formerly the USF Graduate School) can be found here.

Student Code of Conduct: All students at USF are held to the Student Code of Conduct, which supports "principles of integrity, civility and respect."

USF Gradudate Student Life Guide: A great resource for students who are new to USF and the area.

Academy for Teaching and Learning Excellence (ATLE): ATLE offers workshops for faculty and graduate assistants interested in enhancing their pedagogical strategies. Workshops are available free of charge!

Graduate Studies Professional Development Workshops: Interested in polishing your presentation skills for conferences, honing your writing skills, or researching more effectively? These free workshops will help you with just that!

Student Government Presentation Grants: Presentation grants can help defray the cost of travel to conferences for students who are making conference presentations. These grants go quickly, so apply early!

Career Services: Career Services is an excellent resource if you're looking for assistance finding work.

USF Library WGS Subject Guide: Our department is fortunate enough to have a dedicated librarian, Joe Floyd, who can assist you with your academic research. He has compiled some excellent resources to get you started and is available for personal consultations.

eIRB: Students conducting research with human subjects must comply with all standards and practices as outlined with the USF IRB.

How Not to Suck at Grad School: This is a fantastic blog that is filled with useful ideas for making the best of grad school.

Five Steps to Writing a Thesis Proposal: Sound advice on getting that all-important thesis proposal complete.

Graduate and Professional Student Council (GPSC): The GPSC advocates and represents graduate students campus-wide with the university administration. The GPSC also provides some stipends for travel to conferences where grad students are presenting. Keep in mind that travel funds are limited, so be sure to apply early!

Student Health Services: Students who require medical care can receive services through SHS. Even if you do not have health insurance, every student receives one free visit per semester.

Insurance for Graduate Assistants: Depending on your job appointment, graduate assistants are eligible for either partial or full subsidization of their student health insurance. This site will provide you with information on enrolling in the plan.

GradSense:An online resource designed to help graduate students make informed financial decisions that will support their academic and professional career goals.