The Graduate School serves as the intellectual crossroads of the university. More than 5,750 graduate students from around the world come to CU Boulder to pursue graduate certificates, masters and doctoral degrees in 124 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 field, providing them with the skills and tools to tackle some of the most complex and pressing issues of our time. As they train to become the next generation of teachers, scholars, artists and researchers they directly support and contribute to the university’s strategic imperatives of shaping tomorrow’s leaders, being the top university for innovation, and positively impacting humanity.
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 and the broader community include: