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

Joe Clark

Joe Clark’s hip-hop research took him to Tanzania, where he experienced live music and local culture. "Looking at this entirely new environment and getting out of my comfort zone has definitely been a rewarding experience for me."

Joe Clark
Graduate Student, African & African-American studies

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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Explore research opportunities

Visit the Office of Graduate Studies to learn more about student research or navigate by program.