The Graduate School advances graduate education and enhances the graduate student experience, providing leadership for over 200 advanced degree programs at Maryland and the 11,000 students enrolled in them. In collaboration with colleges and schools on campus, it builds robust research and educational partnerships; provides financial and academic support to students; enhances international graduate education and training; promotes diversity; and helps place graduates—scientists, scholars or artists—where they can have the biggest impact.
Programs and Initiatives
Endowed Fellowships allow the university to recruit the most talented graduate students from all backgrounds. Supported by these critical awards, graduate students contribute original research, nurture budding undergraduate scholars and help define the university’s national and international reputation as a leading research university.
Recruit and Retain
The Graduate School is developing a more robust program to recruit and retain underserved and underrepresented minority groups as part of its commitment to building a diverse, vibrant graduate student community.
Research and Travel
Research and travel grants defray expenses incurred by graduate students heading to scholarly, scientific or professional conferences to present their research.
Student Success Initiatives
The Graduate School’s student success initiatives include the popular Graduate School Writing Center, which supports students writing their dissertations, theses, grant proposals and more; and expanded professional and career development resources and programs for doctoral students.