About the Graduate School
Established in 1910, the Graduate School has grown to encompass nearly 100 fields of study, and the number of graduate students is nearly 11,000. More than 800 doctoral degrees and almost 3,000 master's degrees are awarded each year (Data source: Office of Information Management and Analysis, 2011-2012 Statistical Handbook). The University of Texas at Austin is among the top largest producers of doctoral degrees in the United States (2010 NSF Survey of Earned Doctorates) and is one of three southwestern members of the Association of American Universities.
Graduate School Mission
The Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin is an active community of diverse scholars in over 100 academic programs dedicated to excellence in original research, teaching, creative expression, and intellectual leadership. Using our extensive resources and talents, we cultivate individuals who work together to bring knowledge, innovation, and best practices to meet the great and small challenges of our time.
Staff include the Vice Provost and Graduate Dean, the dean's executive staff (associate and assistant deans), dean's administrative staff, student services administrative staff, and Graduate Recruitment and Outreach staff. Find out what they are responsible for in the Graduate School.