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Current Students

Registration Information

Follow this link for complete Fall 2014 registration information. Registration for the Fall 2014 semester for continuing students begins Monday, March 31, 2014. Registration for incoming students begins Monday, June 2, 2014. Classes begin on Tuesday, September 2, 2014. Registration for the Fall 2014 semester ends Monday, September 15, 2014 at 10 PM.

Master's Degree Requirements and Thesis Information

Here you will find forms, deadlines, formatting and electronic submission information, links to checklists of requirements, and other information essential to completing the master's degree.

Doctoral Degree Requirements and Dissertation Information

Here you will find forms, deadlines, formatting and electronic submission information, links to checklists of requirements, and other information essential to completing the doctoral degree.

Transcript Requests

The Graduate School maintains records of work done beyond the bachelor's degree. This is how to request a copy of that transcript of courses and grades.

Forms for Graduate Students

These PDF forms are designed to be filled in by typing on-screen, but require a handwritten signature. Departmental approval may be required.

Academic Calendars

The Academic Calendars linked here include dates specific to the Graduate School.

Graduate Student Handbook

Academic policies, procedures and deadlines for enrollment, educational records and degree certification.

Graduate Assistantship Office

Here you will find links to Assistantship Jobs Postings, Graduate Assistantship Policies and Procedures, Graduate Student Employee Appointment Procedures, and the 2009-2012 Graduate Student Employee Organization(GEO) Contract, as well as Additional Information for Graduate Student Employees and Graduate School Faculty and Staff.

Office of Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) positions graduate students for success in their careers at UMass and beyond. To accomplish this objective, we help students develop the professional knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in academia, industry, public policy and the non-profit sector. Our training programs encompass a broad spectrum of activities—including presentations, panel discussions, seminars, workshops, site visits, and non-credit courses—that range in duration from one hour to a semester or longer. Each of these instructional sessions builds competency in at least one of four key areas: teaching, communication, leadership & management, and career preparation.

GrantSearch for Grad Students

GrantSearch for Grad Students (GSGS) helps graduate students at UMass Amherst seek extramural support for their studies. We show graduate students how to identify and apply for fellowships and grants from sources outside the university.

The Versatile PhD

The Versatile PhD is a web-based resource that helps graduate students, particularly those in humanities and social science, identify and prepare for possible non-academic careers.