About The College of Graduate Studies

The Bioengineering building is a state-of-the-art facility home to bioengineering research programs and the College of Graduate Studies.

Established in 1965, the College of Graduate Studies educates highly sought-after biomedical and behavioral scientists at master’s, doctoral, and postdoctoral levels. Some 1,684 alumni employ advanced degrees as leaders in academe, government, and research. Nearly 500 graduate faculty teach and/or mentor over 200 students currently in one of at least 30 research areas. 

CGS Fact sheet

Learn more about the College of Graduate Studies programs and gain an in-depth overview.

Why should you get a Ph.D.?

Matt Greseth, PhD 
Matthew Greseth, Ph.D., Assistant Director for Graduate Education

"You get to be an expert. People will look to you for opinions and insight into your area of focus. You get to be the first to learn a new piece of information. There is something satisfying about being the first to know something and then sharing it with the community.You get to act like a 5-year-old and ask questions all day (ie, the 5 Ws of journalism: Who, What, Where, When, Why, and How). Rather than only acting like a 5-year-old and asking questions for other people to answer, you ask the why questions to yourself and set out to answer them, leading to breakthroughs in new fields."


Alexa Corker, Ph.D. Candidate in the DeLeon-Pennell Lab

"I chose to do a Ph.D. to have a direct impact on the health care system and patient health. Advancing research for patient health allows me to feel like I am contributing in a meaningful way to society while making a difference in my community!"