International Membership is open to institutions of higher education that are significantly engaged in graduate education, research, and scholarship. Applicant institutions must be committed to the pursuit of excellence and must already have been authorized to offer graduate level work by the appropriate national or regional body or organization.
Institutions seeking membership must offer graduate(*) degrees (degrees beyond the first university degree level) in at least three distinct disciplines. Institutions also shall have awarded, in the three consecutive years immediately preceding application, at least 30 degrees at the master's level, or 10 degrees at the doctoral level, or some combination thereof. Applicant institutions shall have designated an individual who is responsible for representing the institution's activities in graduate education (the graduate dean or equivalent). Only institutions outside of the United States and Canada are eligible for international membership.
(*) Graduate level education corresponds with Level 7 of the International Standard Classification for Education. Programs under ISCED Level 7 are for individuals who have a first university degree or equivalent, and are of two types: (1) extension of classroom laboratory-seminar type of learning leading to a master's degree or higher professional qualifications, or (2) original research resulting in a major dissertation, and leading to a doctoral degree.
Representation and Visibility in the Graduate Community
Information and Best Practices
Professional Development and Networking Opportunities
Benchmarking and Consultation Services
Dues are $4,000 (USD) annually. To apply for international membership, please contact Janice Goggins.