Upcoming Events


Secrets of the Academic Job Market from Successful Applicants

May 26, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

Online with OPD and GSS!

Are you getting ready for the faculty job market? Want the insider scoop on what to expect and how to prepare? A panel of current graduate students and postdocs (Swati Birla from Sociology, Subhalakshmi Gooptu from English, Hee-Tae Jung from Computer Science, and Mojtaba Salarpour from Isenberg) will share their surprises, frustrations, and successes from their time on the academic job market this past year. Co-sponsored by the Graduate Student Senate.


Tips and Timelines for Grant or Fellowship Applications

Jun 1, 2022 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online with OPD!

Are you planning to submit a grant or fellowship application in the next few months but don’t know where to begin? Are you struggling to keep your writing on track? This session will help you create a manageable writing timeline, introduce you to our self-paced online writing support system, and outline how to form a writing group to keep you motivated. 


Recent News

Doctoral Oral Exams for May 16, 2022 – May 20, 2022

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates scheduled as follows:

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REAL Fellow, Maya Cunningham Receives Ford Fellowship

Out of a pool of over 1,800 applicants, Maya Cunningham, a REAL Fellow and student in the W.E.B. Du Bois Department of Afro-American Studies Ph.D. program, was selected for the prestigious Ford fellowship because she has demonstrated superior academic achievement, shows promise of future achievement as a scholar and teacher at the university level, and is well prepared to use diversity as a resource for enriching the education of all students.

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Three Spaulding-Smith Fellows Selected for Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program

Three doctoral students were selected for the Scientist Mentoring & Diversity Program (SMDP), a one-year career mentoring program that pairs ethnically diverse students and early career researchers with industry mentors in the medical technology, biotechnology, and consumer healthcare industries. Organized by the International Center for Professional Development, this comprehensive program includes a 5-day SMDP conference, career development coaching, one year of personalized career mentoring and guidance from an industry leader, networking opportunities, and financial support to attend a major industry conference.

Three Minute Thesis Final

Tiarra Cooper Wins Three Minute Thesis Final

Tiarra Cooper, PhD candidate in German & Scandinavian Studies, has been named the winner of the 2022 Three Minute Thesis competition. Organized by the Graduate School, the Three Minute Thesis (3MT) challenges graduate students to describe their research in an engaging manner, using non-technical language, all in three minutes or less.


Graduate School by the Numbers

  • 7100+ Students Enrolled
  • 48 Doctoral Programs
  • 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.