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About the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies

Welcome to the Faculty of Graduate & Postdoctoral Studies (GPS) — formerly the Faculty of Graduate Studies and Research — at the University of Alberta.

Over our 113-year history, our graduate and postdoctoral students, faculty and staff have made an indelible mark on the world.

We support faculty, students and staff in all aspects of their work and studies. We promote excellence in graduate education, enhancing the quality of experience for over 8,400 graduate students in more than 500 graduate programs in 300 research areas.

Since 1911, we’ve conferred over 14,800 doctoral degrees. Today, we’re recognized as one of the top 5 universities in Canada for total sponsored research funding. We’re home to 41 3M™ National Teaching Fellows, and we count a Nobel Prize winner among our faculty.

In this section

Shape Your Student Experience

Read about the Student Experience Action Plan and how it’s informing an improved student experience.

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Other Information

Facts + Figures

Access GPS registration reports and statistics.

Resources for Faculty + Staff

Access a depth and breadth of information and resources for faculty, staff and graduate coordinators.

Faculty Governance

Learn how the GPS Council and other committees are organized to deliver on our mandate.

Graduate Studies Management Solution (GSMS Portal)

Access the portal here to apply for admission, awards and funding.

Support Graduate Education

Learn more about how your gift can impact the lives of our students, researchers and faculty members.

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