Graduate Student Association


A Message from the Dean of the Graduate School

Dr. Glynis Fitzgerald

I would like to extend a warm welcome to all new as well as continuing graduate students for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Office of Graduate Studies, the Graduate Studies Committee (GSC) and the GSA are all working together to make our graduate community more visible on our campus. The prominent aim of our Graduate Studies mission is to "provide all graduate students with the environment to develop knowledge and skills to make contributions to their discipline and to the rapidly changing world." Five tenets are part of the Graduate Studies mission: Community of Scholars; Scholarly Inquiry; Intellectual and Personal Integrity; Excellence; Leadership.

As you pursue your graduate studies, I hope that each of you will find ways to actualize these tenets for yourself, whether it is through research, innovative and applied practices, new understanding of and commitment to professional standards or through your initiative for shaping the directions of your disciplines. 

Regardless of the directions you each take, I hope you strive always for excellence. I also hope you find ways to become part of our graduate community. If you have any questions or need assistance, please visit us in the Graduate Studies Office, located in Barnard 102. The staff and I are always available to answer questions about graduate policies and procedures and provide you with materials such as the Graduate Handbook, the Thesis Guidelines Handbook and any forms you need for your graduate program. These forms are also available on the Graduate Studies web site.

Best wishes for a most productive semester!


Glynis Fitzgerald

Associate Vice President and Dean, School of Graduate Studies