A Message from the Dean
The Graduate College at the University of Illinois at Chicago is dedicated to a simple idea: bringing together superb students with outstanding research faculty in a diverse and stimulating urban environment.
UIC ranks among the nation’s top 50 universities in federal research funding and is Chicago’s largest university with 26,000 students, 15 colleges, and the state’s major public medical center. There has never been a more exciting time to pursue advanced study. New fields of learning and new approaches in traditional fields are providing today’s graduate students with the ideas, skills, and disciplines to shape the world around them. UIC’s 7,200 graduate students are enrolled in over fifty PhD programs and over eighty masters programs, spanning the range of Arts and Humanities, Social Sciences, Life Sciences, Physical Sciences, and Engineering.
Nationally ranked programs, award-winning faculty, and one of the most diverse graduate student bodies in the nation are among the advantages UIC has to offer, all within the heart of metropolitan Chicago. UIC may justly claim to be a model for the research universities of the next century. I welcome you to your new academic home and invite you to explore the many opportunities at UIC.
Henri Gillet, Interim Dean of the Graduate College