Upcoming Events


Prioritize Your Well-being with CoJourn

Dec 9, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:15pm

Online with the Grad School!

Have you been putting off a personal project or goal? Do you wish you had someone to encourage you and help you stay focused on your intentions? Prioritizing your well-being doesn’t have to be a challenge, and you don’t need to do it alone. CoJourn is a structured peer-to-peer support program, which the Grad School is pleased to offer for graduate students and postdocs starting in January. This info session, featuring CoJourn co-founder and UMass alumna Dr. Molly Keehn, will introduce the CoJourn model and answer your questions.


End-semester Writing Session: Using the Pomodoro Technique to Meet Writing Goals

Dec 9, 2021 | 2:00pm - 3:30pm

538 Goodell

Need a structured writing session to catch up on end-semester writing goals? This session will (re)introduce the much-loved Pomodoro Technique and offer a structured session to help you catch up on those semester-long writing goals. Bring writing tasks and be prepared to make every 25 minutes productive. 


The Winter Strategic Plan

Dec 14, 2021 | 12:00pm - 1:30pm

538 Goodell

Getting your winter break off to a strong start requires knowing where you want to go and how you plan on getting there. This interactive clinic will provide strategies to plan your research/writing work and give you time to make those plans. Bring your planners, calendars, syllabi, schedules of family holidays, email—anything you need to make a map of the winter break. 


Recent News

UMass Grad School Oral Exams

Doctoral Oral Exams for November 29, 2021 – December 03, 2021

The Graduate Dean invites all graduate faculty to attend the final oral examinations for the doctoral candidates below. Contact the department for more information about exams conducted by Zoom. Exams are scheduled as follows:

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

Sarah Deckel Receives NSF INTERN Award

Sarah Deckel Receives NSF INTERN Award

Sarah Deckel, a Ph.D. student in Environmental Conservation, 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. Deckel is the seventh UMass graduate student to receive an INTERN award.

Graduate School Announces a New Dissertation Completion Fellowship

As part of its multi-year initiative to assist graduate students in getting back on track after COVID 19 delays, the Graduate School is pleased to announce a new Dissertation Completion Fellowship for Spring 2022.


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.