Upcoming Events

Jan - Feb

Images of Research Competition

Jan 3, 2020 - Feb 3, 2020

The University of Massachusetts Amherst Graduate School is proud to host its 1st annual Images of Research Competition! In academia, the act of research often goes unseen. This competition seeks to make graduate student and postdoc research visible in a literal sense: a photography / image contest! “Research” is defined broadly to include creative and scholarly work in all fields and the image can represent your work or its impact either concretely or abstractly. A “People’s Choice” award valued at $250 will be given to the photo with the most likes on OPD's Instagram and will be announced at the 3MT Campus Final on February 28, 2020. Submissions must be received by Monday, February 3, 2020.


Recent News

Shelley Silva

2020 Graduate Staff Award: Call for Nominations

Does your graduate program have an outstanding staff member? Nominate them for the 2020 Distinguished Graduate Staff Award by March 9!

Ashley Carpenter

2020 Graduate Commencement: Student Speaker Contest

The Graduate School announces the annual Graduate Commencement Speaker Contest. Submit your entry by Monday, March 9, 2020!

Krista Harper

Distinguished Graduate Mentor Awards: Call for Nominations

The Graduate School is delighted to invite nominations for the Distinguished Graduate Mentor Award. 
Deadline for nominations is March 9, 2020 at 5:00PM.

2019 Awards

Commitment to Diversity Awards: Call for Nominations

The Graduate School announces the call for nominations for the Commitment to Diversity--Student and Faculty Awards. Nominations are due on Monday, March 9, 2020.


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  • 78 Master's Programs

Brian Mullen applies positive pressure

With undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral degrees from the University of Massachusetts Amherst, Brian has invented a vest that improves care for people with autism.