From the Office of the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies

Graduate Studies at NJIT

Message from the Vice Provost for Graduate Studies, GSO (Graduate Studies Office)

GSO’s main mission is to facilitate the omnipresence of an academic environment for graduate studies that can sustain innovations in education and can guarantee that graduate students acquire a robust set of learning outcomes*, thus making NJIT a leader among its peer institutions of higher learning. These innovations create the right environment for high student achievement and help research flourish in academic disciplines of importance to the nation and the world. Fulfilling this mission naturally leads to increased reputation for NJIT’s graduate programs while enhancing graduate student experience. 

Student-centered innovation in graduate education and research requires a fertile academic environment prone to hastily acquiring and conveying new knowledge. It facilitates the birth of novel graduate programs and expedites essential curriculum updates in efforts to keep up with rapid advances in the frontiers of new knowledge. Maintaining such a prolific environment for graduate student success is at the core of GSO’s mission.

Forming a sizable 30% of NJIT’s student population, graduate students pursue degrees in a wide variety of academic disciplines. They receive face-to-face and online instruction in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields as well as in business and management, and architecture and design graduate programs that are commonly enriched with essential aspects of technology. NJIT, New Jersey’s Science and Technology University, is also an ethnically and culturally diverse institution that is a leader in the enrollment of underrepresented students. Obtaining a solid education in NJIT’s diverse and highly competitive ecosystem, our graduates eventually become NJIT’s distinguished ambassadors to the world. We are proud of them!

Sotirios G. Ziavras, D.Sc.                           
Vice Provost for Graduate Studies and Dean of the Graduate Faculty

 Learning Outcomes: Knowledge and skills acquired by students in their degree program.