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A Puzzling Secret Identity

New Graduate School Dean Spells Out How He’s Written 2 Books on Acrostics
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Accomplished SPH Administrator to Lead Graduate School

Kinesiology Professor Stephen Roth Expanded Programs, Enrollment in Public Health
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U.S. News Ranks UMD Graduate Programs Highly

More Than 50 Schools and Specialties Earn Top 25 Spots Nationwide
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News Articles

  • Advice for Remote Dissertation/Thesis Defenses

    The University’s current guidelines instructing all employees to telework and avoid coming to campus directly impacts thesis and dissertation defenses.  The Graduate School has provided emergency policy for remote defenses. In addition to these policies, we offer some advice for all defense participants.

  • Policy on Remote Dissertation/Thesis Defense in a Public Health Emergency

    The Graduate Council approved a new policy on Remote Dissertation or Thesis Defense in a Public Health Emergency. Read the full policy here.  President Loh has suspended on-campus instruction from March 16 until April 10. Please follow the guidance below for dissertation/thesis defenses scheduled from now until the end of the semester:

  • Guidance to Graduate Assistants

    All graduate assistantships will continue during the coronavirus crisis. GAs will receive stipends and benefits as planned. Graduate assistants should consult with their supervisors about how their duties and responsibilities will be modified.

  • Support #GradTerps on Giving Day 2020!

    Giving Day is on Wednesday, March 4th. This campus-wide annual Giving Day campaign offers a time for family, friends, and the UMD community to support graduate students who, like you, are looking for ways to support their education. Donations help to fund Graduate School programming that benefits students as they advance toward their degree and beyond. 

  • They Called Me Terry

    By Anna De Cheke Qualls An elementary school teacher told Lakuan T. Smith (’17 MPS, Organizational Industrial Psychology) that his life would be easier if he used his middle name, Terry.  Smith often used both names from then on, depending on the situation.

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