Our mission is to ensure a positive student experience in a safe and diverse graduate community that promotes excellence in graduate education, and empowers all students to meet the challenges of a global future.
Our campus is within walking distance to The District, so students can easily experience the charming shops, restaurants, parks, and historic architecture of Columbia’s downtown area.
With 1,000 educational, social, and cultural programs and over 200-degree programs and graduate certificates available, our goal is to prepare all students to enact the University’s values of respect, responsibility, discovery, and excellence in their careers and throughout their lives.
The Graduate School will maintain an inclusive and welcoming environment that values all differences. We will be fair and just as we respond to the needs of students and programs.
The Graduate School will provide campus-wide leadership, as well as resources and support, to promote the success of students and their graduate programs.
The Graduate School will provide and facilitate co-curricular and professional development opportunities for students and faculty that enhance a commitment to continuous improvement and life-long learning.
Using evidence-based practices, the Graduate School will provide outstanding student services, academic program support, and transparency of data and information.