Graduate education at Middle Georgia State University represents one of the highest values an institution can promote for its students and the region. Founded on the belief that its citizens develop better and more fulfilling lives by furthering their education at the graduate level, graduate education will encourage a culture of knowledge and life-long learning, the values and practices of problem solving, the discipline of applied research, the goals of personal and professional development, and a broad participation in a knowledge economy. At its inception, faculty and students will collaborate to create a graduate studies culture marked by scholarship and academic excellence, individual integrity, service to the community, and intellectual reinvention.