Graduate Students

Starting a new graduate program is exciting - but it can also feel overwhelming if you don't have the information you need. To make the journey as smooth as possible, The FMSC Department has compiled a comprehensive list of resources that will prove vital as you work toward your degree. These resources range from degree requirement checklists and advice on choosing a mentor to tips on how to complete your dissertation, locate funding opportunities, and prepare for job interviews. If you have further questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at

Successful Completion of the Ph.D.

Working with Faculty Mentors

Dissertation Resources

Preparing Future Faculty and Family Professionals (PFFFP)

Fellowships and Funding Opportunities for Graduate Students

Career Planning


Working with graduate students is both rewarding and challenging. Below you will find a variety of resources to assist you in mentoring your students, preparing them for teaching and research, and keeping them on the right track to dissertation and degree completion. This section also provides an overview of national programs addressing issues in doctoral education and an article describing our department's Preparing Future Faculty program.