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 At the request of the Council of Associate Deans of Graduate Education (CADGE), the Graduate School prepared draft guidance in collaboration with the Graduate Council (approved November 24, 2020).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 25, 2020
Luanjiao Aggie Hu, PhD, International Education Policy, '21 is our first 2020 GradTerp Student Spotlight, featured this week in our new GradPathways newsletter for all graduate students.
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.
August 17, 2020
June 17, 2020
By Anna de Cheke Qualls
For international graduate students, finding a job usually involves walking a complex path. COVID-19 has brought this even more into focus, as many graduate students now struggle with navigating the job search in the virtual landscape.
June 3, 2020
Dear graduate student community,
Like you, I am horrified and saddened by the killing of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, and too many others due to racial violence. Many of you, particularly African American / Black students and other students of color, are frustrated and angry, and I stand with you in demanding racial and social justice.