About the College Office of Graduate Affairs
The mission of the College Office of Graduate Affairs (COGA) is to support the quality, integrity, and growth of the College’s graduate programs and the academic and career success of our graduate students.
Every graduate student in the College is empowered to realize the full potential of their graduate experience--from initial interest to alumni engagement.
What We Do
COGA provides guidance and training to departments and students on College and University policy, documents graduate student milestones, processes petitions for exceptions to policy, and facilitates practices of faculty governance for the College’s graduate programs.
COGA tracks national news and scholarly research pertaining to graduate education and seeks to strengthen communications and sharing of best practices across the College’s graduate programs.
COGA provides direct administrative and advising support—including support of recruitment, retention, professional and public outreach, and public relations—for the College’s graduate programs at the Edwards Campus » and select departments on the Lawrence campus.
COGA works closely with KU’s Office of Graduate Studies, seeking their assistance in the interpretation of graduate policy, providing verification and documentation of degree completion, and providing feedback on processes and practices within the College.