The mission of The University Graduate School is to promote and support excellence in graduate education for individual students, faculty, departments, and the university as a whole.
In accomplishing this mission, the University Graduate School values excellence, integrity, collaboration, efficiency, innovation, and inclusiveness in all that it does. These values are central to the school’s role in encouraging a creative environment for scholarship, research, teaching, and learning. The University Graduate School is a recognized leader in developing new concepts and best practices for graduate education. It assists departments in recruiting, supporting, retaining, and graduating outstanding scholars. Through its connections with national higher education organizations, it serves as a resource in forging the future directions of graduate education.