Vanderbilt University Graduate School

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Vanderbilt University Graduate School
Vanderbilt Graduate School logo.svg
Established 1873
Type Private
Associate Provost Dennis G. Hall
Postgraduates 2,202[1]
Location Nashville, TN, USA

The Graduate School manages many of the advanced degree programs of Vanderbilt University, a major research university located in Nashville, Tennessee. While the Graduate School exists as a standalone institution within Vanderbilt, it awards degrees in conjunction with Vanderbilt's other constituent colleges (e.g., the College of Arts and Science or the School of Engineering). In addition, unlike the university's other schools and colleges, the Graduate School is headed by an associate provost for graduate education, rather than a dean.


Since its founding in 1873, Vanderbilt has offered "work in the liberal arts and sciences beyond the baccalaureate degree",[2] and the university awarded its first graduate degrees (master's degrees in Greek, Latin, and English and a doctorate in chemistry) in 1879. The Graduate School now claims some 19,000 alumni.[3]

Degree programs[edit]

The Graduate School confers the following degrees:[4]


  1. ^ "ReVU: Quick Facts About Vanderbilt". Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  2. ^ "The History of Vanderbilt University". Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Information for Prospective Students". Retrieved April 28, 2010. 
  4. ^ "Degrees Offered". Retrieved April 28, 2010. 

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