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Campus Spotlight: School of Graduate Studies

In early April each year, colleges and universities across the country recognize Graduate Student Appreciation Week (GSAW), a week of programming designed to celebrate graduate students’ achievements. And thanks to the efforts of our School of Graduate Studies, Case Western Reserve University is no exception. 

If you’re one of the thousands of graduate students studying at CWRU, chances are you’ve turned to the School of Graduate Studies to connect with resources for your academic, professional development and social needs.

The school oversees more than 130 programs—52 doctoral programs, 61 master’s programs, eight certificates and a number of dual-degree programs—in the humanities and social sciences, biomedical and natural sciences, engineering, and selected disciplines related to professional fields.

From the time the admissions process begins to the time degrees are conferred, the School of Graduate Studies follows students through their whole journeys at CWRU. Academic affairs staff works with students, guiding them through academic program procedures and policies, degree progress and graduation certifications.

But the school’s support isn’t limited to academics. To help students grow outside of the classroom, the School of Graduate Studies also coordinates several programs with other units on campus. Programming includes:

  • Graduate Professional Development Center, including the Graduate & Postdoctoral Coaching Program, Dissertation Boot Camp and Graduate Diversity 360;
  • Spoken English Language Programs, which offers Spoken English tutoring for graduate students and undergrads;
  • John S. Diekhoff Awards, which recognize excellence in graduate teaching and mentoring;
  • UNIV401, the Advanced Professional Development for University Teaching seminar; and 
  • Northern Ohio AGEP Alliance, a program to support underrepresented minority students in STEM fields.

Want to get involved in programming through the School of Graduate Studies? Visit the school’s website, or sign up for one of their GSAW events.