183 Graduate Students (57 New) Welcomed to Wesleyan

Wesleyan welcomed 183 graduate students to campus on Aug. 28.

Wesleyan welcomed 183 graduate students to campus on Aug. 28. The students met one another and mingled with faculty advisors during a picnic at Exley Science Center.

Of the 183 new graduate and Ph.D candidates, 53 are master’s degree candidates, 37 are pursuing degrees in the sciences—astronomy, biology, chemistry, earth and environmental sciences, mathematics and computer sciences, molecular biology and biochemistry and physics—while 16 are studying music composition.

Of the 183 graduate and Ph.D candidates, 57 are new this year.

There also are 17 new BA/MA students, who received a BA from Wesleyan and are staying on an extra year to complete a master’s.

There also are 17 new BA/MA students, who received a BA from Wesleyan and are staying on an extra year to complete a master’s.

This year, 130 students are Ph.D candidates, including 104 in the sciences and 26 in ethnomusicology.

This year, 130 students are Ph.D candidates, including 104 in the sciences and 26 in ethnomusicology.

Overall, about half of Wesleyan’s graduate students come from the U.S., while the other half hail from 30 different countries around the world.

Overall, about half of Wesleyan’s graduate students come from the U.S., while the other half hail from 30 different countries around the world.

Additionally, there are nine foreign language teaching assistants, two German exchange students, and three writing program fellows who fall under the administrative umbrella of graduate student services.

Additionally, there are nine foreign language teaching assistants, two German exchange students, and three writing program fellows who fall under the administrative umbrella of graduate student services.

Olivia Drake

Olivia (M.A.L.S. '08) is editor of the Wesleyan Connection newsletter and campus photographer. I have two dogs, five chickens and 30 house plants. I like snow, photographing firemen and enjoying "stinky" cheeses. Send me your story ideas to newsletter@wesleyan.edu. 

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