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Graduate education is integral to the University of Chicago's purpose and has been since its founding. The goal of the University, as President William Rainey Harper explained, was “to make the work of investigation primary.” This commitment to rigorous inquiry has guided the development of graduate programs that train scholars to engage in field-defining research and which are integral to the University’s eminence.
Under the mentorship of faculty across the University, our graduate students pursue research that challenges conventional wisdom and addresses local and global issues. The Office of the Provost collaborates with students, deans, and faculty to ensure our distinctive programs provide the transformative education and experiences that will prepare scholars for successful careers. 
UChicagoGRAD offers an integrated suite of resources and services that complement those housed in the academic divisions and professional schools to help graduate students and postdocs navigate their academic and professional careers. Through UChicagoGRAD advising, events, and workshops, graduate students and postdocs learn to leverage the flexible training that is a hallmark of UChicago graduate education.
Evaluation Policy
A standardized anonymous feedback form is available for students to provide feedback about their experiences in graduate courses. Course Feedback Reports are available to view on the University Registrar’s website under Course Feedback.
Graduate Education Working Groups and Committees
In response to the Report of the Committee on Graduate Education, the Provost charged three groups composed of graduate students, faculty and staff to conduct further analysis and make recommendations in the areas of housing and transportation, grievance policies and procedures, and graduate student space.
The University is developing resources to help faculty become more effective mentors and provide meaningful and timely feedback to graduate students. Access toolkits, learn about upcoming workshops, and more.
PhD Funding and Support
The University is phasing in a new framework to ensure guaranteed funding for enrolled PhD students in good academic standing in the Divinity School, the Division of the Humanities, the Division of the Social Sciences, and the School of Social Service Administration, along with career and mentoring support for all PhD students and faculty.
PhD Program Data
The University provides data about admissions, enrollment, degree completion, and career outcomes for PhD programs.
Recent Graduate Education Improvements Since 2018
This timeline highlights improvements to graduate student education at the University that have been made since 2018, in addition to annual funding increases.