Dean's Welcome to WPI

Greetings from Graduate Studies at Worcester Polytechnic Institute! Your decision to continue graduate studies is an important one as it correlates with opportunities for academic growth and future professional success. Graduate students are an integral part of WPI’s drive to make a difference in the world around us and in improving the quality of life. Our graduate students work with highly talented faculty and staff members who are committed to making the graduate experience at WPI memorable and valuable. You will be challenged to solve problems, explore new areas of study and go beyond the boundaries of current knowledge to make new discoveries. In return, your efforts and academic strive will help fuel the intellectual dialogue that is vital in sustaining the University’s founding motto of theory and practice. 
The Graduate Studies team will be here to support your professional development and personal well-being, and it will provide assistance with the administrative requirements of graduate studies. We encourage you to take full advantage of the programming, special events, workshops and seminars offered by Graduate Studies, the Graduate Student Government, and other organizations on campus. 
This is an exciting and significant academic stage for you, and WPI will provide the environment and resources you will need to not only develop skills and knowledge in your chosen field, but also to successfully embark on your graduate career. I hope that your time here will be both academically productive and personally rewarding. Once again, welcome to WPI. I wish you every success in your studies and hope to meet you personally in the near future. 
Terri Camesano 
Dean of Graduate Studies