Graduate Mission Statement

The Graduate Program operates in full accord with SUNY Fredonia's Academic Integrity Policy, and graduate students are encouraged to become familiar with all the provisions of this particular policy. In addition, the Graduate Program declares all of the following goals as significant to its overall mission:

  • To improve the quality of life for present and future generations by providing a high quality education for graduate students.
  • To contribute to the advanced knowledge and practice of working professionals.
  • To complement and enhance the undergraduate program by providing models of advanced work in the disciplines and professions.
  • To generate and share new knowledge through research and publications by its faculty and students.
  • To provide and support master's degree programs leading to advanced qualification in the professions and disciplines.
  • To be actively involved in the life of the surrounding community in both curriculum development and related professional activities; to encourage a supportive sense of community that leads to civic responsibility and engagement; and to influence and facilitate the development of social and educational policy.
  • To acknowledge the value of pluralism and diversity in culture and society.