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Seattle, Washington 98195-3770
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Principal, Franklin High School (Seattle)
“I wanted to show my students that if I could be the first in my family to go to college and ultimately earn my doctorate, so could they.“
Our graduate alumni and students are starting businesses, creating art, making mass transit easier and safer to use, and producing movies — all to make our communities great places to live. Read their stories and learn about their work.
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Whether it’s teaching at an inner city public school or researching diabetes at the National Institutes of Health, our graduate alumni are changing the way we live. A graduate education gives people the tools and connections they need to make a difference in our communities, from the neighborhoods of Seattle to the towns of Washington and throughout the Pacific Northwest. Chances are, all of us have benefitted from graduate education.
The University of Washington Graduate School supports, advances and champions graduate education throughout the UW and the greater community.
The Graduate School creates endowments and oversees graduate fellowships and awards totaling approximately $11 million a year. The school also promotes minority graduate student recruitment and retention through GO-MAP and provides the infrastructure the UW needs to admit graduate students and manage their educational progress to graduation. In addition, the Graduate School provides professional development for graduate students and faculty members and reviews graduate degree programs to ensure that the UW continues to offer innovative, high quality graduate education.
More than 11,000 graduate students are working toward master's or doctoral degrees at the UW’s main campus in Seattle, UW-Tacoma and UW-Bothell. In 2009-10, the University awarded 3,264 master’s degrees and 701 doctoral degrees, excluding degrees awarded in the professional schools of Medicine, Dentistry, Pharmacy and Law. The Graduate School is lead by Vice Provost and Dean Gerald J. Baldasty.
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