Welcome from the Dean

Welcome to the University of North Texas at Dallas!

The Graduate School is dedicated to serve as an advocate for the student’s intellectual by providing high quality programs that encourage life-long lasting learning. Whether you are a prospective student, new admitted student, current student, or alumnus, you will find the Graduate School team striving to offer a welcoming and supportive environment to cultivate your passion.

Graduate Education is about knowledge creation and advancing careers; as a graduate student at UNTD, you will spend most of your time to deepen your knowledge and making considerable contributions to your discipline and community. To that end, we aim to provide the best possible experience to help attain your goals through building meaningful learning communities. During your time here, I encourage you to work hard, enjoy yourself and get involved in the campus and Graduate School activities.

At the Graduate school, we are committed to student success and professional development by offering a superior student-centric learning environment combined with out of class activities to enrich your experience and shape your professional career. Be part of the UNTD community by interacting with your student colleagues, faculty and staff. I have an open door policy so please don’t hesitate to contact me or stop by my office if you have any questions, concerns or feedback. I wish you great success in your journey.


Ali S. Shaqlaih, Ph.D.

Interim Dean of Graduate School