The Graduate School was established in 1967 with 36 departments for the master's program and 27 for the Ph.D. program. A total of 2,416 degrees (2,050 in M.A. Programs and 366 in Ph.D. Programs) have been awarded thus far. Men and women who possess the best scholarly qualifications are admitted to the doctoral programs. Ph.D. degrees are conferred upon those who have acquired both an in-depth knowledge and the ability to conduct independent research that meets international standards.
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges