Graduate Education (VPGE)
The Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Education (VPGE) works collaboratively to ensure that every graduate student has the best possible education. VPGE’s initiatives and resources enrich students' academic experiences at Stanford, advancing diversity, preparing engaged global citizens and leaders, and positioning Stanford at the forefront of innovation in graduate education. VPGE serves Stanford's doctoral, master’s, and professional degree students from all seven Stanford schools. VPGE plays a leadership role in providing university-wide graduate policy interpretation and implementation as well as developing initiatives that enhance and complement the offerings of the departments and programs that have primary responsibility for organizing and delivering graduate education.
The VPGE office has five primary areas of program activity: administering university-wide graduate fellowship programs; advancing graduate student diversity, inclusion, equity, and belonging; providing professional development programs and learning opportunities; promoting interdisciplinary and cross-school learning and collaborations; and encouraging academic innovation in graduate programs. The Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Postdoctoral Affairs reports to the Provost.