The University of Oregon Division of Graduate Studies provides an institutional home for approximately 3,000 graduate students. Our students represent a wide variety of backgrounds and disciplines, all dedicated to excelling in their expertise.
The UO’s graduate student body is composed of:
The Division of Graduate Studies is committed to providing our students, faculty and administration meaningful data to allow for program quality assessment and strategic planning. Along with supporting graduate students, the Division of Graduate Studies serves as a resource for graduate programs to identify best practices to help reach our strategic goals.
Graduate – Exit Survey
Approximately 98% of all master's and doctoral students complete an exit survey as they near graduation. The survey consists of 28 questions, in four categories:
- Degree and funding/support
- program evaluation
- Post graduate plans
- Demographic details
Student Experience Survey
Since 2009, an online survey has been conducted every three years exploring key facets of our current graduate students’ experience, including program satisfaction, the quality and value of the advising relationship, program climate, student life, demographics, and recommendations for changes to improve experience.
In collaboration with the Office of Institutional Research, we track completion rates, time-to-degree and many other data points for UO graduate students allowing for data comparisons with other public AAU institutions and Oregon University System-defined peers.
Each term, approximately 1,500 graduate students are awarded graduate employee (GE) positions, including both graduate teaching and research assistantships.
Graduate employee appointments support 93% of doctoral students.
The total annual value of GE support (not including summer term) is over $45 million. GE support includes monthly salary, tuition waiver, fee subsidy, and health insurance premium coverage.
Over $2,000,000 in donor, university, federal, and state-funded fellowships and awards are administered directly by the Division of Graduate Studies.
Of the doctoral students who have secured placement at the time of graduation, 29% are teaching or conducting research at four-year institutions and another 40% have a postdoctoral fellowship or research associate position.
More than 70% of our doctoral students report having at least one paper accepted for publication in refereed journals during their graduate careers.
Of master's students who have secured placement at the time of graduation, 6-of-10 typically secure employment in Oregon.
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The UO is home to a range of institutes and centers which brings together an array of disciplines, from those in the humanities and social sciences to those in the physical sciences and technical fields.
Graduate students in all disciplines receive numerous opportunities to engage peers and faculty alike in an environment characterized by mutual respect and professionalism, integrity and support.
The Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation is the administrative entity for sponsored programs that support hundreds of active UO research, instruction and community service projects.