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The University of West Florida Graduate School administers all graduate programs of the University. We offer advanced degrees including, master's degrees in 25 different programs with more than 50 academic specializations, two specialist degrees and a doctorate in education with eight specializations.

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Spring 2015 Scholarly and Creative Activities Grant Applications Now Available

The Scholarly and Creative Activities Committee (SCAC) is pleased to announce the competition for Graduate Student Scholarly and Creative Activity Grants for the Spring 2015 semester. Graduate students in good standing may now submit applications for independent projects, conference travel or research required for degree completion. Grants of up to $1,000 may be given. The application deadline is Feb. 6, 2015, at 5 p.m. CST. For more information, contact Research and Sponsored Programs at 857-6378 or Learn more >

UWF's Office of Economic Development and Engagement Offers Funding for Commercializable Research

The Northwest Florida Industry Research Matching Grant Program is offering $1.5 million in funding to support research by UWF faculty, staff, and students geared towards producing commercializable intellectual property. UWF's Office of Economic Development and Engagement and relevant UWF entities will help facilitate the entire process, from the identification of an industry sponsor to the filing of a patent application covering commercial applications of the idea. For questions, contact OEDE Director of Strategic Initiatives Dr. Brice Harris at
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Women's Studies Conference and Student Journal Call for Works

The Women's Studies Collective has issued a Call for Works for the 14th annual Women's Studies Conference, taking place March 16, 2015. The Call for Works invites undergraduate and graduate submissions that take up women, gender, or sexuality-related topics as the primary focus. Proposals are due Jan. 30, 2015, and require a 250-word abstract. For more information, please contact the Women's Studies Collective at The deadline for manuscript submissions for the next edition of Feminist Spaces, a new, online international student journal founded by the UWF Women's Studies Collective, is Friday, Feb. 6, 2015. The upcoming issue focuses on works related to women and technology. Learn more > 

UWF Archaeology Institute receives grant to explore Spanish fleet in Pensacola Bay

The University of West Florida Archaeology Institute recently received a Special Category Grant totaling more than $290,000 from the Florida Division of Historical Resources to explore a Spanish fleet associated with Tristan Luna from the 1500s. The archaeological remains of the Spanish ships, located in Pensacola Bay, are the oldest documented in Florida waters. Learn more >