Scott AdlerWelcome to the Graduate School

You have chosen to attend one of the most dynamic and innovative institutions in the world. The graduate students we attract to CU Boulder are second to none, and you wouldn’t be here if you weren’t among the best and brightest. You have the unlimited potential to make a lasting impact on the world.

This is where you start the education and research that will launch what I expect to be a long and successful career. Graduate School will be a time of tremendous Intellectual and personal growth, and we’re here to support you in those pursuits.

You are joining a vibrant community of artists, scholars, researchers, and educators. Take advantage of all the opportunities that come with being a CU Boulder student—access to world-class facilities, a caring and supportive community, and faculty who—like you—are among the best and brightest.

Remember to take time for personal exploration and growth. Graduate School can be a demanding and isolating experience. I encourage you to seek out opportunities to become involved with student organizations, peer mentoring, and our GRAD+ program, which provides support and community at all phases of your graduate career. 

The Graduate School is here to help ensure that your experience is successful. You can find information about what is happening at the Graduate School and across the university through our CU Boulder Today email newsletters and on our website.

Welcome Grad Buffs. It’s an honor to serve as your dean.

E. Scott Adler
Dean of the Graduate School 
Professor of Political Science