The Graduate School

The  UW Graduate School 

The UW Graduate School provides infrastructure for all UW graduate programs, on all campuses, to admit graduate students and manage their educational progress to graduation. They assist in student success through raising money for fellowships, providing students with professional development opportunities, recruiting and retaining minority students, and helping students and faculty manage graduate education through the web-based MyGradProgram.

The Graduate School provides student resources on a variety of topics relevant to all graduate programs in the University of Washington system:

  • Core programs: supports students' unique journey by offering online resources, workshops, and events that recognize students on wellness, intellectual, and professional levels. Learn more!
  • Graduate student life: insurance benefits, academic student employee union information, student life in Seattle, childcare assistance, and the UW Student Guide
  • Finances: fellowships and assistantships, tuition information, financial aid, and campus jobs. Read more about funding resources.
  • Graduate education: policies and procedures, degree requirements, important dates and deadlines, statistics on graduate education, and more
  • Professional development: UW Career Center, Graduate School Professional Development Resources
  • Diversity resources: GO-MAP (Graduate Opportunities and Minority Achievement Program)
  • Mentor memos - The Graduate School offers a series of Mentor Memos — penned by UW faculty and staff — that cover a variety of topics including returning to graduate school, time management, the imposter syndrome, intentional career planning, staying motivated in graduate school, and more.

Updated January 2021