School of
Graduate Studies

Where Passion Meets Profession

Our graduate students work alongside nationally and globally recognized faculty, performing cutting-edge research and making strides in their professional growth. We welcome students from across the nation and around the world to join us at a truly urban university that has developed strategic partnerships with some of the leading enterprises in technology, communications, manufacturing, health care and transportation.

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Art History Student Interns with Chiefs' Art Collection

“There’s huge value in being a student in the city where there are so many opportunities. There are existing relationships with organizations that help a student who might not have those connections be able to branch out.”

Meghan Jaben, IPh.D. student in art history

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