Transforming students from consumers of knowledge to producers of knowledge.

    • Master's Students
    • Doctoral Students
    • Postdoc
    Skills Emphasized
    • Research Development and Design
    • Research Ethics
    • Communication
    • Networking
    • Career Planning
    • Preparing for a Professional Career
    • Mentoring
    Services Offered
    • Career Counseling
    • Courses
    • Seminars
    • Workshops
    • Peer Mentoring
    • Exploration of Careers After Grad School
    External Partners
    • Alumni
    • Non-profit organizations
    • CNY Biotech Accelerator
    • NYAS Science Alliance
    University Collaborations
    • SUNY College of Environmental Science and Forestry
    • Syracuse University


    CGS is the leading source of information, data analysis, and trends in graduate education. Our benchmarking data help member institutions to assess performance in key areas, make informed decisions, and develop plans that are suited to their goals.
    CGS Best Practice initiatives address common challenges in graduate education by supporting institutional innovations and sharing effective practices with the graduate community. Our programs have provided millions of dollars of support for improvement and innovation projects at member institutions.
    As the national advocate for graduate education, CGS serves as a resource for policymakers and others on issues concerning graduate education, research, and scholarship. CGS members receive regular updates of legislative and regulatory proposals impacting graduate education and are provided resources to use in advocacy efforts on their campuses and with policymakers and other constituents. 
    CGS is an authority on global trends in graduate education and a leader in the international graduate community. Our resources and meetings on global issues help members internationalize their campuses, develop sustainable collaborations, and prepare their students for a global future.