Why grad school?
There are a number of reasons why someone might decide to go to grad school.
For some, it’s about their passion for learning or their desire to facilitate improvements and changes in an area they care deeply about. In a world of extraordinary and continuous change graduate school can be a place and a time for you to innovate, explore and investigate. It’s a chance to collaborate with faculty and colleagues across boundaries, to learn at a deeper level and contribute to the generation of new knowledge that can change the way we think about the world.
For others, grad school is about taking the next step in their career path. Whether getting a degree might help you make a career move to a new field or to climb the ladder, a graduate degree will lead to additional skills, subject matter knowledge and competencies and make you more competitive professionally.
Whatever your reason may be for considering grad school, UBC has a program for you. Our Vancouver campus provides the perfect community to study at the graduate level. With more than 300 graduate programs spanning our 11 faculties, you’ll be part of a community of more than 10,000 graduate students, supported to do your best work, and given opportunities to explore your curiosity and to advance your career.
Every year, UBC attracts outstanding students from around the globe to our world-class academic environment. At UBC, we are enhancing graduate supervision, advancing Indigenous inclusion and improving student funding.
We are at the forefront of responding to and building on changes that impact the way we learn and how our most highly educated people contribute to the world. Through the pioneering Public Scholars Initiative, we are reimagining approaches to research graduate education and exploring flexible methodologies for learners to develop needed expertise.
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"UBC is truly different and forward-thinking in terms of how we think about graduate education. We are committed to supporting and encouraging academic success, work-life balance, and the development of competencies and outlooks to prepare graduates for their professions and for their role in advancing a civil society."
Susan Porter – Dean and Vice-Provost, Graduate and Postdoctoral Studies