Read Our New Report on PhD Career Pathways

    Report outlines what we know about career pathways of PhD holders in STEM, social sciences and humanities, and what we must do to learn more.

    Advocacy Tools

    Graduate Education Leaders: Use these customizable tools to develop basic advocacy strategies

    CGS Launches Study of Holistic Graduate Admissions Processes

    In collaboration with Hobsons, the new CGS initiative seeks to better understand current holistic graduate application processes.

    Brian Mitchell Named 2015-16 CGS/NSF Dean-in-Residence

    Tulane University Professor of Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering will join CGS Feb. 1.

    Three of our most popular flyers are newly revised.
    Presentations are now available!

    CGS research and activities serve to advance graduate education and to promote U.S. competitiveness in the global economy. We invite you to explore our initiatives:

    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.


    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. Based in Washington, DC, the organization provides its members with regular updates and analyses of legislative and regulatory proposals and policies that affect graduate education.
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    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.



    The Dean's Discussion Board provides an electronic forum where graduate deans and other senior staff exchange questions, ideas and institutional practices.