Students and faculty in the Immersion Lab

Goal G1:

We will develop a vibrant graduate studies enterprise, which critically enriches Stevens by contributing to our intellectual vitality and leading-edge research and scholarship, our financial profile, and our reputation for excellence. In so doing, we will offer a full slate of high-quality graduate programs, encompassing research, professional, and online opportunities.  We will also encourage our undergraduates to pursue a Stevens graduate degree to prepare them for the rising demand in jobs requiring post-graduate degrees. We will ensure that graduate FTE enrollments grow by at least 3 percent annually with an overall FTE graduate enrollment of at least 3,025 by 2022.  We will diversify the Stevens graduate student population by aggressively increasing the number of domestic students to no less than 25 percent FTE by 2022 and increasing the countries of origin of the graduate population with no more than 30 percent from a single country.  We will align resources to achieve graduate enrollment goals and distribution of graduate students among graduate programs.

Owner: Provost JIANMIN QU

Goal G2:

We will grow a high-quality Ph.D. program to which we recruit students from the best institutions worldwide.  To this end, we will implement competitive multi-year financial aid packages for Ph.D. students (particularly for research assistantships and fellowships) as well incentive programs for faculty, in order to ensure both retention and on-time graduation of Ph.D. students.  By 2022, we will increase the ratio of full-time doctoral students to full-time tenured or tenure-track faculty in STEM fields to 3:1 and 1:1 in the School of Business, and the number of doctoral degrees granted each year to 70 by 2022 on the way to a steady-state of at least 110 doctoral degrees granted per year.

Owner: Provost JIANMIN QU

Goal G3:

We will systematically grow and deploy graduate studies programs with the aim of increasing Stevens’ standing in well-recognized rankings such as the U.S. News & World Report Best Graduate Schools rankings and the attendant metrics.  We will aim for an average GRE Quantitative Score of 162 and a GMAT score of 610 for entering graduate students, and for an acceptance rate of 45 percent by 2022.

Owner: Provost JIANMIN QU

Goal G4:

We will establish a cohesive, integrated, strategic and distinctive approach to continuing, corporate, professional and online graduate programs with the goal of broadening recognition of the Stevens brand nationally and internationally; enrolling students that Stevens would not otherwise attract; and strengthening partnerships with strategic corporations and industries. From a baseline of 316 part-time student FTEs in Fall 2016, we will increase part-time student FTEs to 450 by Fall 2022.

Owner: Provost JIANMIN QU

Goal G5:

We will provide a best-in-class graduate student experience that supports our diverse graduate student population in all its dimensions.  Based on benchmark data and student input, we will develop programs, spaces, policies, services and opportunities to ensure graduate students are recognized and feel they are an important and valued constituency within the Stevens community. We will monitor and increase graduate placement rates, in particular, placement of Ph.D. students at academic institutions and research organizations of high reputation, as well as prestigious industry settings.

Owner: Provost JIANMIN QU