About Us

Mission Statement

The Graduate School provides coordination and administration oversight to the graduate programs of all colleges and schools of the University. The Graduate School is guided in its role by the Graduate
Faculty of the University through the Graduate Council. The Graduate School, through the respective colleges and schools of the University, promotes a broad spectrum of programs leading to master’s,
specialist and doctoral degrees. The ultimate goals are to prepare scholars to assume leadership roles in research, education, business, industry, government, and other areas of a global society and to provide an environment which promotes and fosters the defining features of a university which are free inquiry, research, and a spirit of excellence in scholarship.

View of Hargis from Toomer's entrance

Silhouette of Samford, Hargis, oaks, with tiger, eagle