Office of the Dean

Dean of Graduate College 


I would like to welcome you to the Graduate College at Northern Arizona University. Your graduate studies here will provide you with advanced skills and the flexibility you need to succeed in a competitive global environment. Graduate education at NAU is diverse and challenging with nearly 2,000 students in Flagstaff and more than 4,000 students pursuing a wide array of degrees at numerous locations in Arizona, through video-conferencing, and/or online.

Our faculty are committed to providing you with a quality academic experience and an opportunity to engage in integrated and focused scholarship. You can choose from a wide range of graduate and research programs encompassing biotechnology and health, sustainability, teaching, global learning, and the diversity of human experiences. If you are considering NAU for graduate study, see what our students prize most about graduate work at NAU.

We at the Graduate College are here to serve you, your faculty, and your departments. You are invited to read more about our mission and goals for graduate education at NAU and to explore Graduate College directions and student accomplishments in The Graduate College newsletter. 

Ramona Mellott, Ph.D., Dean and Professor