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Welcome from the Dean

Welcome from the Graduate Dean

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Welcome to the University of the Pacific Graduate School! We are proud of our students, faculty, and staff, and we believe that graduate students at Pacific are uniquely positioned to become the next generation of leaders, thinkers, and innovators. This vision capitalizes on Pacific’s highly regarded academic programs, formative student-teacher relationships, and multiple locations to position University of the Pacific to become the first choice for talented students who want excellent programs, close working relationships with faculty, a challenging but supportive learning environment, and an exciting future after graduation.

The Graduate School at Pacific is committed to providing a superior, student-centered learning experience while preparing individuals for lasting achievement and responsible leadership in their careers and communities. As we continue to expand our capabilities in research and scholarly activities, we remain steadfast in our core values of academic excellence, accountability, civility, community engagement, integrity, and respect for others. We collaborate with community partners as well as schools, colleges, departments, programs, and offices across all three campuses to ensure our students are involved in a rich and meaningful graduate experience.

Our door is always open and I hope you will join us to see for yourself the extraordinary synergy that exists in graduate education at the University of the Pacific.

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Thomas Naehr, Ph.D.
Dean of the Graduate School
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