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History of the Graduate School

The University Graduate School is responsible for all research-based graduate degrees in the Indiana University system, supporting not only graduate education but also world-class graduate and faculty research.

Despite its current size, the University Graduate School started as the Committee on Advanced Degrees in 1894. This timeline traces the first half of the school's 100+ year history, from its humble beginnings as a committee that kept minutes in a small composition notebook to a world-class institution of graduate education and research. Explore the people, spaces, and firsts that helped establish the foundation for graduate education at IU.

Administrative Beginnings poster.