Mission

The Office of Graduate Studies is dedicated to academic excellence in graduate education at the University at Albany and advocates for support for graduate programs and graduate students.

Under the direction of the Dean of Graduate Studies and working in consultation with the Graduate Academic Council of the University Senate, the office has responsibility for ensuring the highest standards in student admission; for providing academic records management, academic standing and degree services for currently enrolled students; and for the authorship, maintenance and oversight of graduate policy and standards that promote high quality in educational programs and curricula.

The office works with faculty, academic departments, and the Deans of the Schools and Colleges to recruit and develop a graduate student body across the disciplines and professional fields reflective of academic strength and the University’s commitment to diversity, and designs programs to support student achievement and success.

The office also partners with departments and university governance in program review, accreditation, registration, and evaluation efforts conducted locally and by external authorities, and thereby contributes to the ongoing campus-wide commitment to assessment.