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About the Office of Graduate Studies

The primary purpose of the Office of Graduate Studies (OGS) at Metropolitan State University of Denver is to define and support excellence in graduate education and the professional, research and scholarly activities associated with it.  As part of the central administration of the university, it fulfills this purpose by:

  • Articulating a vision of excellence for the graduate community
  • Providing quality control for all aspects of graduate education
  • Maintaining equitable standards across all academic disciplines
  • Defining what graduate education is and what it is not
  • Bringing an institution-wide perspective to all graduate endeavors
  • Providing interdisciplinary perspective
  • Enhancing the intellectual community of scholars among both graduate students and faculty
  • Serving as an advocate for graduate education
  • Emphasizing the importance of adequately training future thought and practice leaders
  • Developing ways for graduate education to contribute to and enhance undergraduate education
  • Supporting graduate student support services and
  • Serving as an advocate for issues and constituencies critical to the success of graduate programs

Meet Our Staff

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AnnJanette Alejano-Steele

Interim Associate Vice President

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Chip Hagan

Financial Analysis Manager

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Ben Caldwell

Graduate Admissions Coordinator

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