Upcoming Events


Mental Health and Resiliency During a Crisis

Apr 12, 2021 | 4:00pm - 5:30pm

Online with OPD and BTP!

The COVID-19 pandemic has turned our world upside down, and racial injustice and political divides have further shaken us. Crises like these exacerbate underlying mental health conditions, instigate new ones and make it hard to focus. We feel lost without our routine schedules, and we feel like failures as we struggle to meet our typical levels of output. But there is hope - we can work individually and together to build resilience and take care of our mental health while pursuing our personal and professional goals. Join Dr. Brittany Uhlorn from PhD Balance to kick off this wellbeing week with a discussion on supporting your mental health during these trying times. Co-sponsored with the Biotechnology Training Program (BTP).


Coffee and Conversations: Finishing the Semester Strong

Apr 21, 2021 | 11:00am - 12:00pm

Online with OIE!

The COVID-19 pandemic has altered our study habits, writing schedules, and even our approach to attending classes and completing coursework. This semester, we’ll continue our themed, open conversations to discuss working from home, remaining consistent, and sustaining a healthy work/life balance. Chat with other graduate students as we share ideas and figure out how to thrive and succeed in this new normal.

Pre-registration for “Finishing the Semester” is required. Click here to register.


Interview Strategies

Apr 21, 2021 | 1:00pm - 2:30pm

Online with OPD!

Many people already find interviewing stressful and the “new normal” of navigating virtual job interviews during the coronavirus pandemic only compounds things. This session offers a framework that can help you reduce anxiety and boost confidence. If you are considering jobs outside academia or non-faculty positions inside academia, this session is for you.


Recent News

Adam Netzer Zimmer

Adam Netzer Zimmer Wins Graduate School's Three Minute Thesis Competition

Adam Netzer Zimmer, Ph.D. candidate in anthropology, has been named the winner of the 2021 Three Minute Thesis competition. 

Three Minute Thesis

Graduate School to Host Virtual Three Minute Thesis Final

Ten graduate students will distill their doctoral or master’s research into compelling three-minute oral presentations as they contend for $2,500 in prize money during the concluding stages of the university’s fifth annual Three-Minute Thesis (3MT) Competition. 

A Catalyst for Student Success

2021 Photo Tribute

To honor the Graduate Class of 2021, the Graduate School will continue the tradition of a photo tribute to degree recipients. To make the tribute as meaningful as possible, the Graduate School needs your help!

Return to Research Grants

Return to Research Grants

“The Graduate School understands that the pandemic has presented exceptional challenges and delays to many of our graduate students,” says Jacqueline Urla, Dean of the Graduate School. “I'm pleased to announce this special ‘Return to Research’ fund to help our students get back on track with their goals for meaningful and innovative research."



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.