The Council of Graduate Schools welcomes your involvement and active participation by offering a number of membership and partnership opportunities.

Institutional Membership

Institutional membership is open to universities and colleges of higher education significantly engaged in graduate education, research and scholarship. Institutional membership is comprised of Regular, Associate and International membership. 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.


Sustaining Membership Network for Corporate Partners

Organizations and corporations who share the Council’s mission and have an interest in promoting graduate education are welcome to apply for membership in the CGS Sustaining Membership Network.


Corresponding Affiliates Program for Non-profit Organizations

Qualifying educational nonprofit organizations (501c3, 501c4 or 501c6) or qualifying governmental organizations may apply for membership in the Corresponding Affiliates Program.


Membership Dues

Membership dues vary depending on level and type of membership. Please visit here for a full list of the financial commitments expected of each member.