US Council of Graduate Schools - CGS


For more than five decades, the Council of Graduate Schools (CGS) has been the national voice for the graduate dean community. CGS is the only national organization in the United States that is dedicated solely to the advancement of graduate education and research. 

CGS accomplishes its mission through advocacy in the policy arena, innovative research, and the development and dissemination of best practices. CGS also acts as a convening authority, organizing major events that bring together graduate deans and other stakeholders to discuss and take action on a broad range of issues affecting graduate education today. 


Institutional Members

The core of CGS membership consists of our institutional members, universities and colleges significantly engaged in graduate education, research, and scholarship culminating in the award of the master’s or doctoral degree. Currently, over 500 universities in the United States and Canada, and 25 universities outside the United States and Canada claim membership in CGS. Collectively, CGS institutions annually award more than 92% of all U.S. doctorates and over 78% of all U.S. master’s degrees. Please visit Become a Member to learn more about the benefits of institutional membership.

Corporate and Nonprofit Members

CGS also invites corporations and nonprofit organizations with strong investments in graduate education to apply for Corresponding or Sustaining Membership. Our corresponding members understand that graduate education is vitally important, and recognize the special role of graduate deans in the complex world of higher education. Our corporate membership program provides mutual benefit to corporations and graduate deans through closer relationships, opportunities for corporate visibility, and the exchange of relevant information. Learn More about our Corporate and Nonprofit Relationships.

Source: CGS


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