As Dean of Graduate Studies, I am so pleased to welcome you to the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences at Bryn Mawr. Since the establishment of the College in 1885, we have welcomed students who wished to attain the highest level of academic achievement – the Ph.D. degree – within the environment of a highly acclaimed women’s liberal arts college. We are the first women’s institution in the US to offer the Ph.D. degree to women and we are very proud of this long and distinctive heritage.
Today, we are a co-educational graduate school of about 130 students in Arts and Sciences. Our small size enables us to provide a first-class educational experience for all students – it allows us to be flexible, creative and innovative in ways that are extremely unique among higher educational institutions. We are home to a very distinguished group of graduate programs in Classical and Near Eastern Archaeology, Greek, Latin and Classical Studies, History of Art; Chemistry, Mathematics and Physics. Graduate studies at Bryn Mawr are distinctive in their interdisciplinary collaberation, as noted in the work of our Graduate Group in the Humanities, the recipient of a National Endowment for the Humanities Challenge Grant, and our expanding Graduate Group in Science and Mathematics, which brings together researchers in these fields.
Graduate students learn from a community of outstanding scholar-teachers who conduct cutting-edge research in their fields and are the recipients of many prestigious awards. Our highly dedicated and caring faculty serve as excellent mentors to our students, who following in the footsteps of their advisors, receive major national and international honors, such as Fulbright and Whiting Fellowships.
We are also pleased to have a dynamic Graduate Students Association (GSA) that sponsors a broad range of events– from professional development workshops to exciting extracurricular activities.
Thank you for your interest in the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, a wonderful place to learn and grow, both professionally and personally!