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floyd wormley - headshotDear TCU Graduate Students,

As we begin a new academic year, I want to welcome you, our new and returning graduate students, to Texas Christian University. The world is experiencing change at a rapid rate, and the stakes are high for humanity. We all feel deeply, the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, the ongoing conversations about social justice, and the promise that we will expand the boundaries of knowledge through our research and actions.  Though these can be challenging times, TCU students have a leadership role to play for our collective future. Our nation needs more service-minded leaders and scholars to confront challenges and seize the opportunities of today.

We need healthcare professionals and scientists to care for us and to develop therapies and remedies to conquer this pandemic and prepare for a healthier tomorrow.  We need business leaders to help develop a bigger, better and more inclusive national and global economy.  We need educators to prepare children of every background for a world of limitless possibilities.  We need social scientists to lead us toward breaking down the walls of social injustice and ensuring that those walls are never rebuilt.  We need music, dance and arts to show us new ways of thinking while reminding us of the beauty in the world around us.  We need religious leaders to lift us up when it’s time to celebrate and when it’s time to persevere.  The list goes on.

I remain hopeful and anticipate great things to come, because TCU has over 1,500 graduate students being equipped to make our world a better place.  I remain hopeful because of the greatness that I see in each of you!

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) 257-7104

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