Resources for Graduate Students

The tradition of graduate education at Vanderbilt is distinguished: in 1879, the university granted a Ph.D. in Chemistry and MA degrees in English, Greek, and Latin. Today, graduate students come to the College of Arts and Science from all over the world to undertake advanced research in the humanities, the natural sciences, and the social sciences. Our graduate students benefit from resources unique to the College of Arts and Science, including interdisciplinary centers such as the Robert Penn Warren Center for the Humanities; and graduate programs that link Arts and Science to the Vanderbilt Medical Center, the Peabody College of Education, and top-ranked programs in law, business, and engineering.

» Graduate degrees offered in the College of Arts and Science

Exploring Graduate Education at Vanderbilt

Information about Graduate Studies in the College of Arts and Science
Graduate Programs
Graduate Student Professional & Personal Development Collaborative
Faculty and Graduate Student Awards
Centers and Institutes
Directions to Campus
Academic Calendar

Vanderbilt's Master of Liberal Arts and Science Degree Program (MLAS) offers adult students the opportunity to undertake post-baccalaureate course work to earn an MLAS degree.  The program requirements and curriculum provide flexibility in program design and course selection.

Application fees to the graduate programs of the College of Arts and Science are waived if students apply through the On-line Application for Graduate Programs.

Support Services for Graduate Students

Graduate Student Council
English Language Center
The Center for Teaching
International Student and Scholar Services
Graduate Student Career Services
Versatile PhD - an on-line service for graduate students, offering assistance for career directions and options for new PhDs
Computing and Instructional Support
Summer Research Award Guidelines PDF
Assistance in writing grant proposals
Learn about current Grant Opportunities