The School of Graduate Studies is a
community of scholars devoted to increasing human awareness and
understanding through scholarly inquiry, research, and study in
specialized disciplines. The aim of graduate education is to
provide students with the knowledge and skills to make contributions
to their discipline and to the rapidly changing world. Through an
atmosphere of intellectual and personal integrity, an attitude of
excellence, and a spirit of creative independence, our graduates
develop mastery in their field and become lifelong learners within
their respective professions.
of Scholars – To
facilitate active and ongoing participation, communication, and
interaction of faculty and students around a shared commitment to
the advancement of knowledge through innovation and research.
Inquiry – To
foster a spirit of intellectual curiosity, reflective thinking and
the application of rigor in the evolving formulation of knowledge.
and Personal Integrity –
To live according to personal and professional values and standards
and to cognizant of the consequences that decisions and actions have
on others and the environment.
– To strive for ongoing
quality improvement through careful planning, innovation, and
– To take
initiative for shaping the direction of one’s discipline by modeling
high standards of professional behavior and inspiring and motivating
others to do the same.