The Graduate School at the University of Colorado Boulder serves as the intellectual crossroads of the university. Nearly 6,000 graduate students from around the world come to ┴¨╠Ę▓╩═╝┐Ô▒ŽÁń to pursue graduate certificates, masterÔÇÖs and doctoral degrees in over 130 programs. We offer degrees across a full range of disciplines which alongside our robust interdisciplinary programs and institutes provide an outstanding environment in which to pursue graduate work.

Working with esteemed faculty and researchers, our graduate students gain world-class expertise in their chosen fields and train to become the next generation of teachers, scholars, artists and researchers. With this guidance, they gain the necessary skills and tools to tackle some of the most complex and pressing issues of our time.

The Graduate School ensures the quality of graduate education at the University of Colorado Boulder by facilitating educational innovations, providing guidance on best practices, and helping to grow and support a vibrant and diverse graduate student community.

The Role of the Graduate School

The Graduate School works to promote academic excellence; advocates on behalf of graduate students; and fosters community across all graduate programs. Services provided by the Graduate School to faculty, staff, students╠řand the broader community include:

  • Promote graduate education at a local, state, national╠řand international level.
  • Provide quality control for all aspects of graduate education and establish policies and standards that define good practice in all graduate programs.
  • Represent the interests of ┴¨╠Ę▓╩═╝┐Ô▒ŽÁń's graduate and professional programs with the State of Colorado, federal government, federal labs, industry partners╠řand the broader community.
  • Work with Graduate and Professional Student Government (GPSG) and other student groups to promote the interests of graduate students in areas such as student stipends, health care╠řand support services.
  • Provide strategic planning and vision for graduate education at ┴¨╠Ę▓╩═╝┐Ô▒ŽÁń.
  • Fundraising for graduate education.
  • Internationalization of the ┴¨╠Ę▓╩═╝┐Ô▒ŽÁń campus.
  • Curriculum development within graduate programs.
  • New degree and certificate development for graduate programs