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Current Students

Registration Information

Follow this link for complete Fall 2016 registration information. Registration for the Fall 2016 semester begins on Monday, April 4, 2016 for continuing students and Wednesday, June 4, 2016 for incoming students; classes begin on Tuesday, September 6, 2016; registration ends Monday, September 19, 2016. So that departments can prepare for advising, registration for incoming students (on-campus programs) will not begin until June 1, 2016.

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.

Professional Development

The Office of Professional Development (OPD) helps graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to develop the professional knowledge and skills necessary to thrive in academia, industry, public policy and the non-profit sector. Here you can find information on our programs to build competency in teaching, communication, leadership & management, and career preparation.

Transcript Requests

Please visit the University Registrar's Transcripts page to find out how to order, print, or view transcripts.

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.

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.