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The Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools (MAGS) is a regional affiliate of the Council of Graduate Schools. MAGS member colleges and universities are accredited institutions of higher education in the central U.S. that offer graduate programs leading to masters, specialist, and doctorate degrees. According to our Constitution, MAGS "shall have as its primary purpose the consideration of mutual problems among the member institutions, relating to graduate studies and research. It will cooperate with other agencies for this purpose by dissemination of information, improvement of standards, encouragement of research, and assistance to institutions embarking on graduate programs.


Areas of active discussion and consideration have recently included:

  • The future of graduate education
  • Funding graduate education
  • Administrative and instructional methodologies
  • Delivery of graduate education via distance technology
  • Program assessment and accountability
  • Graduate student attrition

For additional information regarding the MAGS organization, please browse this website or contact one of our members.