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Graduate Studies


Dean Barbara A. Crow

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 welcome you to a life-changing experience with us.

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 challenge and needs of its diverse students. We are constantly striving to be more relevant and engaged in the communities – local, global, scholarly and practical -- that you will work and thrive. Considered to be 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.

Its institutional dynamism, intellectual excitement, and social relevance brought me to York, and kept me here.  I am proud to be a member of the distinctive and singular York community, which has allowed me to grow and to contribute. 

Come and join me in that endeavour. 

Barbara A. Crow
Dean of the Faculty of Graduate Studies
Associate Vice-President Graduate
B.A. (York)
M.A. (York)
Ph.D. – Sociology (York)

Interim Dean Barbara Crow