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Our Role in Student Success

The Graduate School of the University of Missouri-St Louis promotes culturally and intellectually diverse learning environments in which scholarship and creativity can flourish.

To fulfill the teaching and research goals of UMSL, the Graduate School provides leadership to graduate programs that inspire in students a passion for discoveries. Our programs reflect the campus's mission as a public metropolitan research university; that is, our faculty members and students’ scholarship advances understanding of their disciplines in rapidly changing local, regional, and global contexts.

In concert with the Graduate Council, the Graduate School:

  • Provides an environment in which students and faculty can work together to acquire, discover, preserve, synthesize, and transmit knowledge;
  • Continuously reviews the university's graduate programs and policies to maintain rigorous academic standards and respond to innovations in teaching and research;
  • Facilitates interdisciplinary communication and endeavors.