While being in a graduate program is an exciting endeavor as you further your education and career in your given passion, it can also be a stressful experience. Graduate students often hold additional roles in their lives that can increase demands on your life. Common issues for graduate students include the following:
Balancing a family with academic work Time management
The clinicians at Baylor University Counseling Center (BUCC) can offer individual, couples, and group counseling to graduate students to help promote success and stability while you are working on a graduate degree. The BUCC can help guide graduate students in dealing with academic pressures and relationship issues, through processing and increasing understanding into your unique experiences and gaining coping strategies and skills.
- Navigating relationships with supervisors and professors
- Starting and completing a thesis or dissertation
- Financing or finishing your degree
- Career changes or concerns
Beyond counseling, Baylor University has several services that are specific to graduate students.
For support in time management with academics, we encourage you to visit the Paul L. Foster Success Center .
To encourage success in managing professional relationships, we suggest seeking services through the Office of Career and Professional Development.
Support for the thesis and dissertation process can be found at the Graduate Writing Center.
Financial concerns can be addressed with the Office of Academic Scholarships and Financial Aid.
To navigate career concerns, seek guidance from the Office of Career and Professional Development.
For concerns with language abilities, visit the English for Academic Purposes (EAP) Course.
Workshops on graduate life can be found here.
Female graduate students can seek support from Women in the Academy.
To seek support if you or someone you know has experienced an incident(s) of sexual and gender-based harassment and/or interpersonal violence you can contact the TIX Office https://www.baylor.edu/titleix/ .