Dean's Welcome


Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate Studies at York.

Innovation, creativity, excitement, challenge, rigour and excellence — these are the hallmarks of a quality graduate education, and York offers them all in abundance. At the centre of research and scholarly intensity within the University, the Faculty of Graduate Studies and I invite you to be part of a life-changing experience.

At York, we have developed an array of graduate programs that are as impressive in their range as they are in their depth. Whether you wish to pursue a more traditional program of study or explore new interdisciplinary initiatives, York has a complement of graduate programs that will meet your needs and place you at the frontiers of scholarship and career development.

All our programs provide you with an opportunity to take exciting strides in your own intellectual development and to contribute to your chosen field of study. All this is enhanced by York’s location in the heart of the Greater Toronto Area’s rich social and cultural environment.

Throughout York’s Faculties and research centres, there is a special commitment to tailoring graduate programs to meet the challenges and needs of its diverse students. With one of the largest and finest cohorts of graduate students in the country, York’s Faculty of Graduate Studies has the resources and ambition to provide the strong administrative and financial support that is necessary to facilitate a first-rate student experience.

image of Dean Barbara Crow's name in a cursive handwritten script
Barbara Crow, PhD
Dean, Faculty of Graduate Studies