Studio Arts Building at UMass Amherst

Graduate Programs

A century-old carousel finds new meaning in the graduate exhibit of Kathryn Fanelli '20MFA

Your Future Begins Now

At UMass Amherst, we believe that the cutting-edge research we conduct today sparks the innovation that will change the world tomorrow. Our graduate students are bold, unconventional entrepreneurs unafraid to challenge norms and create the unexpected. With over 120 graduate programs across 29 academic disciplines, UMass Amherst is ranked among the top 200 academic institutions worldwide according to QS World University Rankings by Subject. Whether you study on our campus or online, a graduate education from UMass Amherst can revolutionize the next stage of your career.

UMass Alumna Cynthia Shepard Perry

A Degree of Impact

Ambassador Cynthia Shepard Perry always knew she wanted to be an ambassador. Her University of Massachusetts Amherst doctoral degree put her on the path to achieving that dream.

Supporting Your Success

The Graduate School at UMass Amherst encompasses all 120+ graduate programs within 29 disciplines, from the arts to engineering, humanities to business. Here, we believe that engaged scholars have the ability to create new possibilities that redefine the future. With resources and services to support your research, help with funding, promote your professional development, and encourage your future employment, the Graduate School empowers your future success from day one.

Empowering Your Future

UMass Amherst College of Education Interview Day

We’ll help you assess your values, skills, and interests; explore career paths; build professional networks; and navigate the job application process.

UMass Amherst Graduate School dissertation writing bootcamp

Build healthy writing habits, prepare to present at conferences, and attend dissertation writing retreats as you learn to effectively communicate your work to a variety of audiences.

UMass Amherst business foundations series

Gain tips and tools to strategically search for relevant funding, craft competitive proposals, and boost your career through professional financial support.

UMass Amherst Business Foundations Series

Keep your life balanced with programs that help support your resiliency, increase productivity, and strengthen your interpersonal skills.

UMass Amherst student teaching

Prepare for a career as an educator by serving the UMass community in the classroom or in the laboratory in roles from teaching assistant to solo instructor.

Graduate Commons, University of Massachusetts Amherst

In order for you to create change, you need the space to do so—a space to work, to meet, and to collaborate. The Graduate Commons is a space exclusively for students pursuing advanced degrees to do exactly that. A quiet, scholarly workplace where you can work and study away from it all yet remain central. Located on the 5th floor of the Du Bois Library, the Graduate Commons features a mix of desks, tables, and seating with moveable whiteboards and accent furniture to accommodate individual and group study.