At the James T. Laney School of Graduate Studies, we are committed to graduate education that provides students with deep expertise in their chosen fields, creativity to cross disciplinary boundaries, and courage to take on the most important and complex problems of our time. As a world-class research university, we recognize that innovative research and scholarship must include diversity in thought, experience and culture. We foster an environment of inclusion that ensures the range of educational benefits that can only come from diversity across the academic community. Our graduate faculty is a diverse group of distinguished researchers and teachers, dedicated to both advancing inquiry and to teaching the next generation of scholars. Our university is right-sized: small enough to allow for meaningful human interactions within and among programs, yet large enough to support a full array of resources and opportunities across a comprehensive intellectual landscape.