Graduate Support Services

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Our mission is to support graduate students in navigating academic and administrative policies affecting their coursework, funding and research, while facilitating graduate program processes. 


  1. Support graduate students in understanding and navigating resources and policies on campus to resolve common and individualized challenges; 
  2. Support the academic progress for graduate students;
  3. Facilitate the planning, creation and implementation of course offerings to meet student demand in collaboration with graduate programs;
  4. Support graduate students in their funding (teaching assistantships, graduate student researchers, fellowships, etc.); and
  5. Ensure that the admissions process for new graduate students into SSHA programs is smooth and transparent. 

Services for Graduate Students

  1. Provide graduate students with information for progress to degree (i.e. resources, campus policies, school policies, etc.);
  2. Facilitate intervention as necessary with graduate students who show difficulty with completing coursework, teaching assistantship responsibilities and research expectations, including sending emails, holding meetings, recommending solutions, processing paperwork and collaborating with program faculty members;
  3. Coordinate teaching assistantships, graduate student research positions and fellowships, including pay cycles and summer instruction opportunities; and
  4. Coordinate the admissions process for new graduate students into SSHA programs, including contacting prospective students, sending acceptance correspondence, holding introductory meetings and bridging new graduate students to SSHA and campus resources. 

Services for Faculty Members

  1. Facilitate graduate course offerings including the planning and processing of syllabi materials in collaboration with the graduate programs, SSHA Instructional Services, SSHA Student & Program Assessment and Graduate Division; 
  2. Coordinate admissions processing in collaboration with Graduate Division; and
  3. Act as policy resource in coordination with Graduate Division.  



Graduate Support Services Staff:

Contact with questions regarding:

Regan Pope

Graduate Specialist

P: 209-228-3059


Mitch Ylarregui

Graduate Program Coordinator

P: 209-228-4105



Last Updated: July 2016