Graduate Students

Numerous departments, programs and centers within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences offer graduate degrees and certificates. Be sure to visit the UMass Graduate School for all details related to admissions requirements, the application process, deadlines, transcript requests, and more.

SBS graduate students should familiarize themselves with the Institute for Social Science Research (ISSR) within the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences. ISSR facilitates social science research and methods across the university. By taking guidance from the research faculty's interests and supporting their efforts, the Institute draws its dynamic strengths and directions from the evolving enterprise of contemporary social research.  ISSR supports the methods and training needs of faculty and their graduate students, provides grant opportunities and support, and brokers interdisciplinary collaborations both among social scientists and with other scientists on campus. Current services include:

  • qualitative and quantitative research training opportunities
  • grant management and support
  • a seed grant mentoring program
  • workshops and speakers
  • methods and data analysis consulting services

View the listing of graduate methods classes offered.