The University of Massachusetts Amherst

Graduate Student Advising

All of the departments at UMass that offer graduate degrees have an assigned advisor for graduate students. We encourage you to meet with these advisors regularly, especially in your first year. 

If you have questions related to your graduate program, please contact the Graduate Program Director in your department:

DepartmentDirectorPhoneOffice

Anthropology

Brigitte Holt

413-545-0697 

103 Machmer Hall

Communication

Henry Geddes

413-545-3585 

N362 ILC

Economics

Mwangi wa Gĩthĩnji

413-545-1373 

103 Crotty Hall

Labor Studies

Clare Hammonds

413-577-6166 

728 Thompson Hall

Landscape Architecture
(MLA)

Ethan Carr

413-545-0153 

339 Design Building

Landscape Architecture/Regional Planning Dual Degree
(MLA/MRP)

Ethan Carr

413-545-0153 

339 Design Building

Landscape Architecture/Architecture Dual Degree
(MLA/MArch)

Ethan Carr

413-545-0153 

339 Design Building

Political Science

Jesse Rhodes
(Interim)

413-545-0410 

514 Thompson Hall

Public Policy
(MPP and MPPA)

Satu Zoller

413-545-3940 

234 Thompson Hall

Regional Planning
(MRP)

Mark Hamin

413-545-6608 

232 Design Building

Regional Planning/Architecture Dual Degree
(MRP/MArch​)

Mark Hamin

413-545-6608 

232 Design Building

Regional Planning/Public Policy Dual Degree
(MRP/MPPA​​)

Mark Hamin

413-545-6608 

232 Design Building

Regional Planning and Law
(MRP/JD)

Ellen Pader

413-545-6620 

319 Design Building

Regional Planning
(PhD)

Henry Renski

413-545-6638 

351 Design Building

Resource Economics

Christian Rojas

413-545-2496 

205A Stockbridge Hall

Sociology

David Cort

413-545-1041 

1034 Thompson Hall