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About the Graduate College

Sarah Theule Lubienski                                                                                  With graduate programs in more than 100 disciplinary areas, the Graduate College at the University of Illinois fosters a vibrant campus community of scholars. Graduate students and faculty at Illinois enjoy an intellectual environment that reaches across the Arts, Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Engineering to create, challenge, and transform knowledge. This is evident in the number of interdisciplinary programs and institutes on our campus, such as the Beckman Institute for Advance Science and Technology, the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, and the Gender and Women’s Studies Program, to mention only a few.

The Graduate College works closely with individual graduate students, faculty, and staff to provide support for admissions, fellowships, career development, and thesis deposit. We provide leadership and resources to programs in key areas such as academic policies, program improvement, student mentoring, and broadening participation in graduate education. We also foster the highest level of scholarship and interdisciplinary work through initiatives such as Intersect and Focal Point. Additionally, the Graduate College works closely with other institutions and organizations, such as the Council of Graduate Schools, to contribute to national conversations about graduate education.

If you are considering graduate study at Illinois, you will find here a large array of outstanding programs, expert faculty, superb libraries and top-notch research facilities. For information about our graduate programs, the application process, and available financial support, please consult the Programs of Study.


Sarah Theule Lubienski                                                                                 
Interim Dean