The Master's College

The Graduate School of Arts and Science’s Master's College provides access to information, advisement, and resources for prospective and current master's students as they focus on their scholarly, professional, and personal development. Founded by Dean Emeritus Catharine R. Stimpson in 2007, the Master’s College is an innovative initiative in higher education which demonstrates our commitment and dedication to master’s education and students. Read more

Upcoming Events

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    GSAS Master's College presents
    GSAS Spring Orientation
    The Graduate School of Arts and Science welcomes the incoming class of spring 2015 with an orientation event on January 23, 2015. We are looking forward to welcoming you to the GSAS community in person at the GSAS Spring Orientation. This event will be held on Friday, January 23, at 19 University Place, 1st floor. Check in begins at 5:00 pm with a welcome reception at 5:30 pm. The orientation program will follow at 6:00 pm, during which you will meet representatives from the Graduate School of Arts and Science; current GSAS students; as well as representatives from Graduate Enrollment Services, the Master's College, the Office of Academic and Student Affairs and the Wasserman Center for Career Development. This event will connect you to the offices outside of your academic department that will support you throughout your time here at the Graduate School and give you a chance to connect with students as the semester begins. Orientation will be followed by a social event hosted by the GSAS Master's College Program Board. We hope you will join us for all the fun and useful events scheduled for January 23.

    To RSVP, send an email with your name and the name of this event to

    We are looking forward to meeting you!

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    GSAS Master's College presents
    GSAS Master's College Welcome Back Spring Fling
    Join the Master's College Program Board to toast the beginning of the 2015 spring semester in style. You can expect drinks, appetizers and the good times that can only come with a Master's College event. Come enjoy a great time.

    Threesis Applications will be available on site and we will be accepting completed applications as well. If you would like to get your application ahead of time, send your request by email to

    Friday, January 23
    The Global Center, 5th Floor
    238 Thompson Street

    To RSVP, send an email with your name and the name of this event to

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    GSAS Master's College presents
    2015 GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge Finals
    ***The 2015 GSAS Threesis Challenge is now open for applications. Request an application by emailing***

    Come support master's education here at the Graduate School of Arts and Science through the fun and interactive GSAS Threesis Academic Challenge.

    This fun and exciting academic competition spotlights the spectacular scholarship of master's education in a supportive interdisciplinary environment. In three minutes or less and with the help of one slide, participants are challenged to discuss the work of their research in language accessible to a non-expert.

    Judges will award a first place prize of $1,000; a second place prize of $750; and the audience will award the Audience Choice prize of $750.

    The Threesis Incentive Program allows departments and programs to encourage student participation and support their students by offering departmental rewards of at least $300 to students who make it to the final round. To find out more, please click here.

    Kimmel Center, 4th Floor
    Eisner & Lubin Auditorium
    3:30 pm - 7:30 pm