Archives: Gems

Ready… Set… GO! Job Market Boot Camp

Job deadlines are fast-approaching, and Graduate Studies understands that it can be challenging to prepare job materials while also finishing a dissertation or thesis. Working closely with the Center for Career and Professional Development at TCU and across multiple disciplines, we have planned an intensive, one-day Job Market Boot Camp to help you get ready…. Read more »

Graduate Professional Study Abroad

Global Outlooks on Education Institute* The Global Outlooks on Education (GO) Institute is an intensive, one-semester graduate program designed to cultivate a global perspective on leadership responsibilities in higher education. The GO Institute is particularly relevant for graduate students who aspire to careers in the academy at the faculty or administrative level. For more information,… Read more »

Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp

Have you completed the majority of your research and are now ready to write your dissertation or thesis?  Finding the motivation, time, and organization strategies is a unique challenge for writers at this level.  These and other issues are the focus of the Thesis and Dissertation Boot Camp. This program is a structured and supportive module designed… Read more »

Responsible Conduct of Research Training

RCR Training is offered early in each semester, this workshop provides students and faculty with knowledge and tools to support responsible, ethical research. The 2016 RCR Training will be held on the 15th of January in Tucker Technology Center 139, 1-5 pm.  Post-docs and students who are paid from grants are required to complete the training. The registration… Read more »

Introduction to Research: Graduate School and Beyond

In this session, TCU researchers and library staff will discuss the nature of research in the University and provide helpful guidance for new graduate students beginning their own research. We will be hosting our next research workshop in Spring 2016. For one-on-one, in-depth research support, schedule an appointment with a research librarian in your discipline. Schedule a… Read more »

Teaching Fully Online

Teaching Fully Online is an online, instructor-led course that takes 5 weeks to complete. The course covers strategies for successful online teaching and introduces instructional design models. Faculty will receive a portfolio and certificate upon completion. Teaching Fully Online is one of the TCU training requirements for faculty to teach fully online. Who can register… Read more »

Graduate Student Pedagogy Certification

What is the Graduate Student Pedagogy Certification? The Graduate Student Pedagogy Certification is an online, ten-week graduate student professional development course that prepares Teaching Assistants, Graduate Assistants, and PhD Candidates for teaching at TCU and beyond. Who can enroll in the Graduate Student Pedagogy Certification? Any graduate student or post-doc at TCU can enroll in… Read more »

Graduate Certificate in New Media Composing and Teaching

Purpose To help TCU graduate students document their use of new media for teaching, scholarship and service. No specific workshops or courses are required. Students may work on the certificate throughout their graduate program. Requirements Professional development in new media composing (approximately 10 hours). Students may attend workshops sponsored by the New Media Writing Studio… Read more »

TA/GA Orientation

What is TA/GA Orientation? TA/GA Orientation welcomes new graduate teaching assistants and graduate assistants to the TCU community of scholars. During orientation, graduate students learn about the services and resources related to their new role in the TCU teaching community. Immediately applicable advice about succeeding as a TA/GA—balancing the roles of student and educator—will be… Read more »

Compliance Training

Texas Christian University is committed to creating and fostering a culture of mutual respect in which all of our members can work together, free from all forms of exploitation, intimidation and harassment, including sexual harassment. While such behavior is prohibited by federal and state laws and TCU policy, our goal as an organization is to… Read more »

TCU COVID-19 Updates and FAQs The Office of Graduate Studies is taking every effort to ensure administrative functions and operations continue during this fluid situation. While our office is open our committed staff are also available to meet with students remotely during normal business hours, 8am to 5pm CST. Please continue to monitor the TCU COVID-19 Updates and FAQs page ( and our TCU Campus Connected website ( for latest updates.

Stories highlighting some of the remarkable work that our graduate/professional students are doing COVID-19 Graduate Students Stepping Up!

Campus statement on planning for students to return to campus for in-person classes this fall