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Dear TCU Graduate Students,

Welcome Back!!!  I find myself filled with joy to see the return of our TCU Graduate Horned Frogs.  While we may have many challenges ahead of us I am already counting this year as a tremendous success.  Yes, we are being asked to mask up so that we can help ensure our safety and the safety of our community.  Yes, we are still working through challenges that seemed to come one after the other since the Spring of 2020.  Nonetheless, we are still here and your presence on campus demonstrates that we are still pushing forward!!!

One of the greatest blessings that I experienced in 2020 (yes, there were many) was to see hundreds of Horned Frogs cross the stage at commencement to receive their diplomas in 2020.  This exemplified to me that we can overcome any challenge if we remain focused, faithful, and, in all things, thankful.   I am thankful for the opportunity to serve a great community of scholars and world-changers.  I continue to see greatness in each of you!

As I said last year, I encourage each of you to look to the future and to remember that you are not traveling through your time at TCU alone.  We are a powerful and connected community of world citizens.    Lead-On Horned Frogs!!!!

Best wishes,


Floyd L. Wormley Jr., Ph.D.
Associate Provost for Research
Dean of Graduate Studies
Professor of Biology

TCU Box 297024

2900 S. University Dr.

Fort Worth, TX 76129

Office: 817-257-8329


johnny nhanWelcome to the Office of Graduate Studies at TCU! I am personally committed to helping to build and promote a healthy, vibrant, and diverse graduate community. If you are interested in graduate school, TCU is an excellent choice with top teacher-scholars to help you unleash your full potential whether you are earning your graduate certificate, master’s degree, or doctorate. You will find our faculty take pride in creating a unique, personal experience throughout your time at TCU. You will emerge as a leader in your field and the global community, as many scientists, doctors, educators, entrepreneurs, and professionals with TCU graduate degrees have done before.

The Office of Graduate Studies is here to help you with your education endeavor, whether you are a new or existing student. We are here to help develop your educational potential and community engagement through workshops, training, and social events. Attending these events will help you connect with the graduate office and other graduate students, where you will see opportunities for interdisciplinary collaborations and perhaps more importantly, friendships. I also encourage you to get involved with the Graduate Student Senate.

Graduate school is often difficult but we are here to help! Please feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns, no matter how big or small, or if you’d just like to chat about anything.

Go Frogs!

Johnny Nhan, Ph.D.
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
Associate Professor of Criminal Justice | 817-257-4274