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Watch the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony

Do you know someone who is participating in the Doctoral Hooding Ceremony on December 10? Join the ceremony in spirit by watching via livestream!

Wellness Fair for Graduate Students

Grad Life blogger, Monica Chinea Diliz, attended the first annual Wellness Fair for Graduate Students. Read on for her surprising takeaways from the event.

Image of Research 2017

The Image of Research, a competition celebrating the diversity and breadth of graduate student research at Illinois, is now open. Submit your research by January 15, 2017.

Congratulations to the Winners of the Research Live! Competition

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Posted December 7, 2016
By Rachael Geiger, Illinois PSM Student Sweat sneaks beneath Kasia’s sunglasses as she tiptoes around the carefully organized research plots, orchestrated using GPS technology. The tiny plants...
Posted November 16, 2016
The Graduate College is pleased to announce the winners of the 2016 Research Live! competition. First Place Ritu Raman, Mechanical Engineering, "Bio-Bots: Building Beyond Biology" Second...
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Posted November 14, 2016
The Graduate College’s 2017 Strategic Plan is now available. The publication comes after a collaborative strategic planning process, led by Dean Wojtek J. Chodzko-Zajko, that began last...


By the Numbers

  • 10,000+ degree-seeking graduate students
  • 41% international students (from 102 countries)
  • 3,291 master's degrees earned
  • 834 doctoral degrees earned
  • $3.8M awarded in Graduate College fellowships
  • 600 postdoctoral scholars
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