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Graduate Student Community

The MA program encourages graduate students to collaborate with one another and participate in the larger intellectual community of the Gallatin School. There are opportunities to connect with graduate students with shared interests at social and academic events throughout the year.

The academic year begins with MA Convocation, an event that introduces new graduate students to faculty and other members of the cohort and helps students think about how to construct a meaningful program of study during their time at Gallatin. Because MA students work across disciplines but also across modes of engagement (often combining the theoretical and the practical), convocation provides an opportunity to reflect on the challenges and rewards of interdisciplinary study, as well as the relationship between theory and practice.

Gallatin organizes academic and social events throughout the year, including the following:

  • MA Convocation
  • Gallatin Graduate Student Organization (GGSO) - dedicated to supporting and facilitating a thriving and dynamic graduate student community at Gallatin
  • MA Raw Forum - Language
  • Gallatin Graduate Student Research Conference  - 
  • Master's Thesis Showcase
  • Gallatin Arts Festival
  • MA Program Happy Hours

Graduate students have also benefited from their involvement with the Urban Democracy Lab, Digital Gallatin, and various clubs at Gallatin (Gallatin clubs are open to undergraduate and graduate students). To get a sense of what some of our current students are working on, check out our MA profiles page and meet our Dean's Scholars.