The Graduate School supports and advances the delivery of high-quality graduate education that reflects changing regional and state academic needs. The Graduate School is an advocate of graduate research and scholarship and its contribution to economic, social and cultural richness.
Established in 1985 with the appointment of the first dean, the Graduate School offers over 175 graduate programs which include over 24 doctoral programs, in a wide variety of fields and specialties ranging from architecture, biomedical engineering, computing, engineering, and health administration to history, teacher education, creative writing, business, nursing and social work. Graduate students enrolled in the University come from nearly every state in the union. International students come from a variety of countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, Central and South America. The Graduate School has approximately 750 members of the graduate faculty.