February 24, 2022
Below are important reminders regarding spring 2022 graduation deadlines and timeframes for graduate students. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have any questions.
February 4: Master’s and doctoral students: Final date to submit Application for Graduation in order to graduate this semester/term.
February 16, 2022
The mental health of our graduate community is important to our collective success. The Graduate School offers the following supportive resources for Faculty, staff, and graduate students who are in distress:
Graduate School Academic Counselor
Graduate Counseling Groups
June 22, 2021
The Graduate School cares about the health and well-being of our community and wants to update you on new guidelines and COVID-19 vaccination requirements so we can all have a safe school year.
April 14, 2021
A campus-wide message was sent today regarding Guidelines and Phased Plan for Fall 2021 return to campus: umd.edu/4Maryland/Fall2021. The campus guidance includes a link to our page for graduate students on the resumption of in-person thesis and dissertation defenses.
January 25, 2021
The University of Maryland’s Graduate School is excited to recruit two outstanding undergraduate interns. We are happy to support you in pursuing course credit for the internship if your academic program provides it (e.g., PSYC 389). The deadline to apply is 9am on Monday, February 1.
November 24, 2020
The Graduate School currently does not have policy or guidance on whether and to what extent current graduate students can be involved in graduate admissions. We have learned that some programs involve current graduate students in their admissions process whereas others do not. At the request of the Council of Associate Deans of Graduate Education (CADGE), the Graduate School prepared draft guidance in collaboration with the Graduate Council (approved November 24, 2020).
November 17, 2020
On November 16, the Provost emailed all students announcing that the deadline to withdraw from a course has been extended to November 30 to provide students who have been profoundly impacted by the pandemic conditions with more flexibility. In considering your options, it is important that graduate students and program advisors understand the potential implications of withdrawing from a course (or an entire semester) so they can work together to make an informed decision.
October 13, 2020
The Graduate School announces improvements to the remote thesis/dissertation defense process. Please visit our website for more information.
September 23, 2020
This document offers suggestions to directors of graduate studies and faculty supervisors about how to balance the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on graduate assistants with the need to continue unit operations, offer high-quality instruction to undergraduate students, and support research excellence.
August 17, 2020
UMD President Darryl Pines announced on August 10 that while Fall 2020 semester graduate courses and research will begin as scheduled on August 31, undergraduate classes will begin virtually on that date, until at least September 14.