The Office of Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies serves as an umbrella office to ensure consistency in graduate education policies and effectiveness. OGPS develops and reviews policies that apply to graduate students and postdoctoral fellows. Professional programs are under the oversight of the professional schools. OGPS also coordinates with the Graduate Council and the Office of Academic Affairs to supervise and provide guidance to graduate education programs and professional programs undergoing major changes. The office provides programming and advising for research based masters students, PhD students, and postdoctoral fellows to support them during their academic career at Tulane University and as they prepare for careers after their studies.
Typically graduate students in each school will report to their department or Dean's Office, especially in regards to signing up for classes, applying for graduation, or handing in their theses.