Toolkit for Graduate Program Officers
Roles and Responsibilities of the GPO
The Graduate Program Officer (GPO) serves to administer graduate programs and as a liaison to the Graduate School. The role of the GPO is critical to the mission of the Graduate School, which aims to enhance the quality and diversity of the graduate student body by attracting candidates with the potential for academic and professional success; fostering the development of researchers and scholars; advancing knowledge and expanding the curriculum; and enhancing faculty development and scholarship.
Typical responsibilities may include: enrollment management; recruitment (including underrepresented groups and international candidates); admissions; assistantship management; program level practices; matriculation management; graduate placement; program assessment; and student recognition.