The mission of The Graduate School is to coordinate the activities of the University's post-baccalaureate degree and non-degree programs and to ensure that all post-baccalaureate programs offered in the College of Arts and Sciences, the School of Business and Economics, and the School of Education are of the highest quality. We are committed to excellence in teaching, research, and service and to preparing our graduates to lead meaningful and productive lives as agents of change in shaping the future of America and the world.
The primary purpose of The Graduate School is to provide qualified students with a quality education which may be required for full development of scholarly and professional capacities. Graduate study involves the extension of knowledge. However, it is more than a mere continuation of undergraduate study. Graduate study is different from undergraduate study in the following respects: