Upcoming Events


How to Get Unstuck in Your Writing


Online with OPD!

Despite our best efforts, we can often become unmotivated, panicked, or just bogged down with our writing. Come to this workshop for an opportunity to share your own struggles, feel less alone in your (temporary) writing paralysis, and come away with some helpful strategies to restart your writing with healthier, more sustainable habits and create a more positive mindset around your writing in general.


Working in the US: OPT/CPT for Graduate Students


538 Goodell, Lounge

Ken Reade, Director of International Student & Scholar Services in the International Programs Office (IPO), will present the guidelines, limitations and application strategies for working/interning in the US with F-1 or J-1 Visas. Bring your employment questions about post-graduation, internships, OPT and CPT.


A Leader’s Toolkit: Emotional Intelligence – It Starts with You


Online with OPD!

Why do brilliant teams sometimes fail? Why do job candidates with strong technical expertise get rejected by employers? While academic training preferentially promotes intelligence, at leadership levels, emotional intelligence is the stronger predictor of success. In this session, you will learn the emotional intelligence framework and participate in interactive exercises to help you recognize and manage your emotions for better decision-making. 


Getting the Most from Your Reading


Online with OPD!

A lot of your time is spent reading. Is your reading productive? Learn to read quickly and effectively. Keep track of your reading and keep up with your ever-expanding field. We’ll share tips from the pros and talk about software that makes it easier to keep up and stay organized.


Recent News

McNair Scholars

UMass Amherst Graduate School Office of Inclusion and Engagement Host McNair Scholars to Support Graduate Recruitment

The Office of Inclusion and Engagement (OIE) in the Graduate School is tasked with fostering diversity and a positive campus environment, while promoting graduate student success. Practically, under the direction of Associate Dean Wilmore Webley, OIE assists colleges, departments and programs with recruiting and retaining students who are historically underrepresented in graduate education.

Doctoral Oral Exams

Doctoral Oral Exams for October 3, 2022 – October 7, 2022

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

Graduate School Announces New Rapid Research Grants

The Graduate School is pleased to announce an innovative new grant program that will provide financial support to graduate students conducting time-sensitive, cutting-edge research. Graduate School Rapid Research Grants will award up to $1,000 to doctoral and MFA students for costs associated with data collection.


Graduate School by the Numbers

  • 7,814 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.