Welcome to the UofM Graduate School newsletter Ascende Altius! The name of the UofM’s new strategic plan is Ascend. The word “ascend” means to climb, to move upward. It is fitting, then, that the Graduate School’s newsletter be named Ascende Altius! —a Latin phrase meaning “Climb higher!” With over 20 doctoral programs, 40 master’s programs, and a variety of graduate certificates, the University of Memphis graduate school can help you continue your educational journey and reach new heights. We encourage you to explore our flexible and affordable programs.

In this newsletter, you will read about our amazing alumni and students who chose to climb higher. Our faculty spotlight will showcase our outstanding researchers and teachers and the impact they have on their students and the community. We will be telling our story, highlighting the success of our students and faculty, the vibrant City of Memphis, and the important role graduate education plays in fulfilling the University’s vision of becoming a nationally recognized public research university.


from 2023


Ascende Altius: Issue 1, Cindy Haynes and University of Memphis Graduate School