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The University of Washington Graduate School is a catalyst for innovation and excellence in collaborative, high-impact interdisciplinary graduate education. 


Our graduate degree and certificate programs transcend traditional disciplinary boundaries to tackle the world’s most challenging problems. We provide advocacy, management, and an administrative home for integrative interdisciplinary programs. 


We partner with faculty across multiple colleges, schools, campuses, and partner institutions to support educational activities that cut across administrative boundaries. The Graduate School fosters programs where the diversity of faculty interests and expertise cannot easily be represented by a single chair, dean, or chancellor. 


Our programs allow faculty to reach beyond their home academic units and engage with students and faculty across the UW. The outcome is outstanding interdisciplinary programs that recruit and retain top students whose activities have high societal impact.