External review identifies potential for School of Graduate Studies to become a leader in graduate education

The School of Graduate Studies (SGS) has the potential to position McMaster University as a leader in graduate and postdoctoral studies, according to an external review that resulted in 14 recommendations to strengthen support for graduate programs and students.

The reviewers found that while SGS currently functions as a service unit, it could be a stronger academic unit that works with the faculties to set the strategic direction for graduate and postdoctoral education.

Achieving that potential will require a clear mission for the graduate school, which the School of Graduate Studies External Review identifies as the top recommendation.

The four reviewers were the vice-dean and executive director of McMaster’s School of Rehabilitation Science and external reviewers from Western University, the University of British Columbia and Queen’s University.

Find more information and the full report on the Office of the Provost website.