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Innovative research, rigorous scholarship, and collaborative and interdisciplinary learning define graduate education at the CUNY Graduate Center and prepare students with creative, problem-solving expertise to thrive in a changing world.
This nationally recognized program links new graduate students to peer and faculty mentors who help them navigate the higher-education journey. The program focuses on first-generation students, women in STEM fields and members of racial and ethnic minority groups.
Your financial well-being is essential to your academic success. Fellowships, grants, research assistantships, teaching assistantships, and loans provide the most common forms of support for graduate students.
The Graduate School supports and advances the delivery of high-quality graduate education that reflects changing regional and state academic needs. The Graduate School advocates for graduate research and scholarship that contribute to economic, social and cultural advancement.
The Graduate School offers over 175 graduate degree programs, including more than 24 doctoral programs, in a wide variety of fields and specialties such as architecture, biomedical engineering, computing, engineering, and health administration.
More than 6,300 students are enrolled in our graduate programs, representing 39 states in the U.S., Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America. The Graduate School has approximately 750 members of the Regular Graduate Faculty teaching and mentoring graduate students.
Every student has a voice. Make your voice heard by participating in the 2023 gradSERU survey. The Graduate School is excited to hear from all current OSU graduate students in support of enhancing programs and curricula, improving student services and policies, strengthening research and scholarship opportunities, and ensuring a vibrant and supportive environment for all students. Click the link below for more information and to participate in the gradSERU survey starting the week of March 20.
The Graduate School provides key dates for registration and graduation to help graduate students stay on track. Defer to the Academic Calendar and Course Schedule produced by the Office of the Registrar for official registration and payment deadline information.
Graduate students at The University of Texas at Austin are changing the world. They're transforming health care through research and technology, working to find energy solutions and helping to deepen our sense of history and culture. What will you do as a graduate student?
Help students that are having a rainy day! The Health Care Council will be raffling off a UC Davis-inspired basket to support the GSM's Rainy Day Fund. The fund helps provide financial support to students of any GSM graduate degree program who experience an unexpected hardship that affects their ability to pay their educational expenses, including tuition/fees, books/supplies and/or transportation. We will be collecting funds from 2/20/23 - 4/03/2023 and conducting the raffle the first week of April.
Welcome to the Graduate School. At this link is information to help you navigate your experience as a graduate student. Please contact us (Graduate.School@tamuc.edu) if you have questions or need help.
Postgraduate or graduate education refers to academic or professional degrees, certificates, diplomas, or other qualifications pursued by post-secondary students who have earned an undergraduate (bachelor's) degree.
The organization and structure of postgraduate education varies in different countries, as well as in different institutions within countries. While the term "graduate school" or "grad school" is typically used in North America, "postgraduate" is often used in countries such as Australia, Bangladesh, India, Ireland, New Zealand, Pakistan, South Africa, and the United Kingdom.
Producing original research is a significant component of graduate studies in the humanities, natural sciences and social sciences. This research typically leads to the writing and defense of a thesis or dissertation. In graduate programs that are oriented toward professional training (e.g., MPA, MBA, JD, MD), the degrees may consist solely of coursework, without an original research or thesis component. Graduate students in the humanities, sciences and social sciences often receive funding from their university (e.g., fellowships or scholarships) or a teaching assistant position or other job; in the profession-oriented grad programs, students are less likely to get funding, and the fees are typically much higher.
Although graduate school programs are distinct from undergraduate degree programs, graduate instruction (in the US, Australia, and other countries) is often offered by some of the same senior academic staff and departments who teach undergraduate courses. Unlike in undergraduate programs, however, it is less common for graduate students to take coursework outside their specific field of study at graduate or graduate entry level. At the Ph.D. level, though, it is quite common to take courses from a wider range of study, for which some fixed portion of coursework, sometimes known as a residency, is typically required to be taken from outside the department and University of the degree-seeking candidate, to broaden the research abilities of the student.
In the UK and countries whose education systems were founded on the British model, such as the US, the master's degree was for a long time the only postgraduate degree normally awarded, while in most European countries apart from the UK, the master's degree almost disappeared. In the second half of the 19th century, however, US universities began to follow the European model by awarding doctorates, and this practice spread to the UK. Conversely, most European universities now offer master's degrees parallelling or replacing their regular system, so as to offer their students better chances to compete in an international market dominated by the American model.
Most universities award honorary degrees, usually at the postgraduate level. These are awarded to a wide variety of people, such as artists, musicians, writers, politicians, businesspeople, etc., in recognition of their achievements in their various fields. (Recipients of such degrees do not normally use the associated titles or letters, such as "Dr.")
Postgraduate education can involve studying for qualifications such as postgraduate certificates and postgraduate diplomas. They are sometimes used as steps on the route to a degree, as part of the training for a specific career, or as a qualification in an area of study too narrow to warrant a full degree course.
In Argentina, the admission to a Postgraduate program at an Argentine University requires the full completion of any undergraduate course, called in Argentina "carrera de grado" (v.gr. Licenciado, Ingeniero or Lawyer degree). The qualifications of 'Licenciado', 'Ingeniero', or the equivalent qualification in Law degrees (a graduate from a "carrera de grado") are similar in content, length and skill-set to a joint first and second cycles in the qualification framework of the Bologna Process (that is, Bachelor and Master qualifications).
While a significant portion of postgraduate students finance their tuition and living costs with teaching or research work at private and state-run institutions, international institutions, such as the Fulbright Program and the Organization of American States (OAS), have been known to grant full scholarships for tuition with apportions for housing.
Upon completion of at least two years' research and coursework as a postgraduate student, a candidate must demonstrate truthful and original contributions to his or her specific field of knowledge within a frame of academic excellence. The Master and Doctoral candidate's work should be presented in a dissertation or thesis prepared under the supervision of a tutor or director, and reviewed by a postgraduate committee. This committee should be composed of examiners external to the program, and at least one of them should also be external to the institution.
Generally, the Australian higher education system follows that of its British counterpart (with some notable exceptions). Entrance is decided by merit, entrance to coursework-based programmes is usually not as strict; most universities usually require a "Credit" average as entry to their taught programmes in a field related to their previous undergraduate. On average, however, a strong "Credit" or "Distinction" average is the norm for accepted students. Not all coursework programs require the student to already possess the relevant undergraduate degree, they are intended as "conversion" or professional qualification programs, and merely any relevant undergraduate degree with good grades is required.
Ph.D. entrance requirements in the higher ranked schools typically require a student to have postgraduate research honours or a master's degree by research, or a master's with a significant research component. Entry requirements depend on the subject studied and the individual university. The minimum duration of a Ph.D. programme is two years, but completing within this time span is unusual, with Ph.D.s usually taking an average of three to four years to be completed.
There are many professional programs such as medical and dental school require a previous bachelors for admission and are considered graduate or Graduate Entry programs even though they culminate in a bachelor's degree. Example, the Bachelor of Medicine (MBBS) or Bachelor of Dentistry (BDent).
There has also been some confusion over the conversion of the different marking schemes between British, US, and Australian systems for the purpose of assessment for entry to graduate programmes. The Australian grades are divided into four categories: High Distinction, Distinction, Credit, and Pass (though many institutions have idiosyncratic grading systems). Assessment and evaluation based on the Australian system is not equivalent to British or US schemes because of the "low-marking" scheme used by Australian universities. For example, a British student who achieves 70+ will receive an A grade, whereas an Australian student with 70+ will receive a Distinction which is not the highest grade in the marking scheme. 041b061a72