Graduate studies at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette began in 1957. Over six decades later, our grad students benefit from an R1 institution with dedicated faculty who are inspiring grad students to find their place and their purpose. Our vibrant graduate education community is a space that fosters new knowledge, creative works, and applied skills that transforms our community and our world.

It's an exciting time to be a Ragin' Cajun graduate student, and I invite you to explore all that we have to offer.

Join us

Applying is the first step. If you're not yet part of the UL Lafayette graduate education community, now is the time to add another degree of success to your resume. 

Make us better

Share your experience. If you are a current member of our graduate community as a student or faculty member, now is the time to get involved, tell us something good, and share your experience. Your insights are crucial as we strive to make UL Lafayette a place where graduate students and graduate faculty thrive.

Connect with us

Ask questions. Follow us. Send updates. The Graduate School staff as well as our Graduate Coordinators are here to support you. If you're an alum of one of our graduate programs, share what you’re doing now and ways we can stay connected. Let us know how your UL Lafayette experience prepared you for life after graduation.

Together, we are committed to seeing you thrive—to helping you achieve “another degree of success”—at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. 

All my best,

Mary Farmer-Kaiser, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
Professor of History