The Case Western Reserve University School of Graduate Studies (SGS) is the unit through which Case Western Reserve University offers graduate programs in the humanities and social sciences, biomedical and natural sciences, engineering, and selected disciplines related to professional fields. These programs lead to the degrees of Master of Arts, Master of Fine Arts (theater and dance), Master of Science, Master of Public Health, Master of Engineering and Management, Master of Engineering, Doctor of Musical Arts, and Doctor of Philosophy. Several programs offered jointly with the professional schools and local affiliated institutions lead to dual degrees such as MA/JD, MA/PhD, MA/MD, MA/MSN, MS/MD, MSSA/PhD, PhD/MPH, JD/MPH, MSN/MPH, MBA/MPH, MD/MPH, MPH/MA, and MD/PhD. There are also three combined undergraduate and graduate programs, IGS (Integrated Graduate Studies), BS/MS, and BS/ME, which allow undergraduate students to enter graduate study before they complete their undergraduate programs. A complete list of degree programs offered can be found on the Graduate Studies website. The School of Graduate Studies, overseeing university-wide standards of quality in admission and performance, presently awards graduate degrees in seventy basic disciplines with PhD programs and fifteen others in which the highest degree is the MA, MFA, or MS. Enrollment in the School of Graduate Studies for fall 2012, excluding non-degree registrants, totaled 2233, of which 53% were men, 47% were women, and 28.5% were international. During the academic year 2011-2012, the school awarded 398 master’s degrees and 182 doctorates.
Charles E. Rozek, PhD
(Wayne State University)
Vice Provost and Dean of Graduate Studies
Lynmarie Hamel, JD
(Case Western Reserve University)
Associate Dean of Graduate Studies
General responsibility for overseeing postdoctoral affairs, programs of graduate study and for academic and other general regulations applicable to all graduate students and programs is delegated to the Faculty Senate Committee on Graduate Studies. Each department, school, or interdisciplinary committee is responsible for its particular graduate programs within the framework of the general regulations. The Committee on Graduate Studies consists of the dean of graduate studies, the associate vice president for research, nine faculty members elected by the University Faculty Senate, one appointed postdoc and four graduate students – three elected by the Graduate Student Senate and one appointed from the professional schools.
Students in the School of Graduate Studies are represented by a Graduate Student Senate, which consists of one student elected from each department that offers graduate programs. The officers of the senate are elected by the graduate student senators, who also select graduate student representatives to the University Faculty Senate and various campus committees.