Upcoming Events


NSF Graduate Research Fellowship: Info Session

Aug 4, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online with OPD!

Advanced undergraduates, incoming graduate students, and graduate students just finishing their first year, who plan to pursue a graduate degree in STEM and social science disciplines, may be eligible to apply for the NSF Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP). Our virtual panel will share tips for crafting compelling GRFP proposals, offer insight on what reviewers look for, and outline UMass resources to help you prepare your application. Check your eligibility on the GRFP website.


Building a Mentoring Network

Aug 11, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:15am

Online with OPD!

Research has shown that mentors play a vital role in future career success, but how do you know what mentors you even need? What are the differences between mentors, sponsors, and advisors? This session will help participants understand these roles and provide tips for building successful mentoring relationships. 


Yes, Scholars are Using LinkedIn and You Should Too!

Aug 17, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Online with OPD!

Are you missing out on jobs and internships? Searching in the right place is important, and so is letting companies find you! Learn how to use Linkedin and Handshake to find opportunities and set up a profile that will establish your reputation online. 


Teaching Academy

Aug 27, 2021

Campus Center and South College

The Teaching Academy supports graduate students and postdocs throughout their teaching careers here at UMass. We promote creativity, collaboration, inclusivity, and reflective practices that support effective teaching and learning! Join us for our in-person 2021 Teaching Academy event on Friday, August 27th (8:30-3:00pm) in the UMass Amherst Campus Center and South College. See the schedule for more information! If you would like to participate, please register soon to help us plan for space and catering requirements. 


Recent News

Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-being

UMass Amherst Graduate School Endorses Statement of Principles & Commitments to Support Graduate Student Mental Health & Well-being

The findings and recommendations summarized in Supporting Graduate Student Mental Health and Well-being are intended to provide a starting point for discussion and action for all campus groups with a vested interest in the quality of graduate education

Another UMass Graduate Student awarded NSF funding for Cutting Edge Internship

Brooke Burrows, a PhD student in in the Psychology of Peace and Violence program in the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, was recently awarded funding from the National Science Foundation to support a six month internship. Part of NSF’s INTERN program, the award is designed to provide non-academic research experience and training to graduate students.

Juliana Morais de Goes

Juliana Morais de Goes Awarded an International Dissertation Research Fellowship.

Juliana Morais de Goes, a doctoral candidate in sociology, has been awarded an International Dissertation Research Fellowship from the Social Science Research Council. Only sixty fellowships are awarded annually; fellowship funds support up to 12 months of dissertation research.

The Graduate School

Graduate Commencement Award Winners Announced

Every year the Graduate School receives inspiring nominations for our commencement awards. The award winner selection committees always have a tough decision when picking their winners. With almost one hundred nominations over the various awards, this year is no different.


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.