Graduate research

Enhance your KU graduate education with research. Learn how to find funding, secure graduate teaching positions, present your research, and more with the Office of Graduate Studies.

Office of Graduate Studies

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KU graduate programs rank nationally

graduate programs in the top 10 among public universities
graduate programs in the top 50 among public universities
No. 1-ranked graduate programs, including Local Government Management

Srishti Baid

"Being involved in research lab trains [students] how to think critically, how the process of science works and the rigor it takes to prove a hypothesis. It gives them a chance to apply a lot of their theoretical learning in practice."

Srishti Baid
Graduate Student, Molecular Biosciences

Find fellowships + funding

KU and outside entities offer fellowships, funding and resources to get you started on your research.

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Conduct research abroad

Research universities attract scholars and students from around the world, creating a diverse international community. This environment better prepares students to succeed in an increasingly global economy. Learn how you can do research abroad.

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Become a leader

Develop and foster your leadership skills. Explore KU graduate study programs designed for the next generation of leaders.

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Communicate your research

Share your research with others through KU's 3-Minute Thesis Competition, the Capitol Graduate Research Summit and more opportunities offered by the Office of Graduate Studies.

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Prepare for your career

Gain research and teaching experience within your program by becoming a graduate research assistant, graduate teaching assistant or graduate assistant. Visit the KU Jobs website for opportunities outside of your graduate program.

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