The Graduate School: Celebrating 100 Years


Welcome to the Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin.

Celebrating 100 years: 1910-2010

2010 marked the 100th anniversary of the Graduate School at UT. While graduate education has been a part of the university since the very beginning, the Regents of the university decided in 1910 that in order to be a top university, a Graduate School was essential. Since 1910, more than 125,000 men and women have earned a master's or doctoral degree from The University of Texas at Austin.

This video highlights 100 years of graduate education at The University of Texas at Austin

As part of the centennial celebration, the Graduate School gathered stories from some of our many alumni. These alumni have, in large and small ways, left their marks on the university and far beyond. You can read about them on the Web at Share Your Story or in our commemorative book. This book and Web site tell the stories of just a few of these graduates, but they are representative of so many more alumni who have gone before and those who will come after. They may have affected millions of lives or just a few, but the work they have done, and in many cases continue to do, makes our world a better place.

About the Graduate School

Graduate School is a time that can be both academically productive and personally rewarding. The Graduate School at The University of Texas at Austin is one of the biggest graduate schools in the country, and also one of the very best. We have more than 11,500 students in over 100 academic programs across campus.

But the numbers only tell one side of the story. Graduate education at The University of Texas at Austin challenges students to solve problems, explore new areas of study and go beyond the boundaries of current knowledge to make new discoveries. By embracing the values of learning, innovation and creativity, we cultivate our students to become the leaders of tomorrow, helping mold them to meet the great and small challenges of our time.

At UT, students will discover treasures and resources they never knew existed in our first-class research facilities, libraries, centers and most importantly, with their faculty mentors and student peers.

Learn more about our tradition of excellence and how you can be a part
of it.

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October, 2010


Cover photo, courtesy of Office of the Vice President for University Operations.

The Graduate School

Important Statistics

Annual Enrollment
Approximately 11,500 graduate students

Degrees Awarded Annually
Nearly 3,000 master's and 800 doctoral

Graduate Programs
There are more than 100 academic programs available for graduate study

42 graduate programs rank in the Top 10 nationally and another 58 rank in the top 25 according to US News & World Report

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